Alaska Garden Helper

How might growing conditions change in your part of Alaska in the coming decades?

Choose an Alaska community and see how its growing season has changed since 1980, and how it might change, out to 2099.

Spoiler alert: it may be getting longer!

You can also see graphs of daily minimum temperatures, growing degree days (and how this cumulative heat affects specific crops), and maps of projected hardiness (based on USDA Plant Hardiness Zones).

Graph and map downloads available.

peonies in field
Peonies in bloom at Fox Hollow Farm, Nenana, AK.

Tool Details

User Groups:

  • Decision Makers
  • Enthusiasts + Media

Created by:

  • Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC)
  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Collaborators:

  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Funded by:

  • United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA)