Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District

Valley Winter Farmer’s Market & Food Day Celebration
November 1st from 3-8 pm

emailwithtextJoin Palmer Soil & Water Conservation District, Alaska Farmland Trust, and Envision Mat-Su for the Valley Winter Farmer’s Market & Food Day Celebration on Friday, November 1st from 3-8 pm at the Palmer Community Center (Palmer Depot) at 610 S. Valley Way! Admission is free and all are welcome. This unique event is a chance to meet and greet your local farmers, producers, and food advocates, as well as celebrate the Mat-Su Valley’s rich agricultural bounty and our healthy, Alaskan way of life. There will be local produce and value-added products for sale, demonstrations and information from community groups, local brew, local music, activities for kids, and plenty of down-home fun! Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. For more information, please visit

Food donations will be accepted here for the Wasilla Food Pantry. Please join our Facebook event here:

The 2nd Annual Weed Smackdown was a huge success!!!

Smackdown results

Over 1,420 pounds of invasive plants were removed from downtown Palmer!

We had close to 75 volunteers come out and help us pull Bird Vetch, White Sweetclover, Perennial Sowthistle, Toadflax and many other weeds from around town!!

Thanks again to all of the great sponsors and volunteers and we hope to see you all again next year!!

Check out KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer’s Story on the Smackdown from APRN: Group getting to the root of non-native plant invasion

We have moved!

Come check out our new location @ 101 W. Arctic Ave- right behind Pizza Delphi.


Welcome to the online home of the Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District!

The Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District was started by local landowners in 1947 and is managed by a volunteer board composed of agricultural producers. It is one of 12 such Districts in Alaska and covers the Matanuska River Watershed area.

Follow the links above for more information on our objectives, current projects, and educational programs such as the Envirothon, in Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska.



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