Anchorage Outreach Center
Submit your pest, plant or plant disease for identification online with our Citizen Science portal. You can also ask our staff questions online using our Ask an Expert portal.
Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth. Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Anchorage Outreach Center. You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid. You are welcome to bring it by during office hours, or you can call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your gauge.