The Anchorage office has information on home, health and family development, growing food, organic gardening, insect control, new cooperatives, food preservation, health and nutrition, water quality, invasive plants, 4-H and youth development and natural resources and community development.
Food Preservation Classes
Learn to save and savor the goodness of Alaska’s natural bounty! Enjoy hands on classes and take home the fruits of your labors in any or all of the classes in this series.
Class size is limited (16 people/class) and pre-registration is required, so contact us today!
Class Time: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Sons of Norway Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood St.
Wed., May 22: Making Sausage and Jerky ($30)
Online (credit card only):
In Person (cash or check only):
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service
1675 C Street, Suite 100
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
For more information call 786-6300
Fresh From Alaska Food Co-op Meeting
Join us Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service, 1675 C St. Topic of discussion: how to set up an Anchorage food co-op with guest speaker Marianne Kerr. As a VISTA volunteer Marianne helped create FORC (Federation of Rochester Co-ops) in New York state. The number of interested people is growing, so please come! For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Service at 786-6300 or Treina at 830-0775.
Thinking about getting your soil tested?
We have a publication for that. Click here for information on how to take a soil sample, where to send it and much more.
Citizen Scientists of Alaska
Volunteer citizen scientists are encouraged to submit requests and photos regarding insects, plants or diseases in their local area. The information submitted is sent to a statewide team who will promptly respond with information regarding the sample. As needed, pertinent information can be sent to local or state land resource managers who may quickly respond to potential problems. To submit a photo for identification to the "Citizen Scientists" click here.
What's going on in 4-H?
For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the 4-H page.
Join us Wednesday evenings from 9 - 10 p.m. for online, face-to-face Q&A time for vegetable growers!
Find out what to DO RIGHT NOW, get your QUESTIONS ANSWERED and TALK to other vegetable GARDENERS. If you want to hear the week's mini presentation by VEG Head Julie Riley, sign on at the beginning, otherwise anytime between 9–10 pm is good. Click here to get started http://bit.ly/YuOkp0
Google Hangout can support nine people at one time. so if you can't get through, wait 5 minutes and try again. Another option would be to call in without the face-to-face, 1-800-893-8850, pin 5711553.
Please click on the link below for directions to our office.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics.