Centennial Week

August 11-16, 2014

Join us during the week for info and workshops on a variety of topics: Alaska's wild berries, fall weed control, survival sewing, geotourism and more. Schedule of events coming soon.

Nutrition and Garden Tips

Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

July 22 - Powerhuse Veggies. Get to know Alaska's healthiest vegetables from registered dietitian, Leslie Shallcross and horticulturist, Julie Riley. Learn how to grow them and why you should eat some homegrown super vegetables. 

Yard and Garden Clinics

Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Short interactive info sessions about trending topics.
Bring in your pest problems, plant identification, specimens and questions.

Summer Series Classes are free and open to the public. Join us at Cooperative Extension Anchorage Office, 1675 C Street, Suite 100. Call 786-6300 for additional information. 

Open Sew is BACK! Wednesdays, June 25-Sept 24 from 6-9 p.m.

This popular summer event opens up the Anchorage Extension Office for crafters of all ages and abilities. Simply show up with your projects, tools and friends.

Click here to learn more about Open Sew and our new "Sew Specials"

Submit requests and photos regarding local insects, plants or diseases you discover!

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.

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The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people.  Cooperative Extension came to Alaska in 1930,  a year after Congress amended the legislation to include the territory. Extension became a department of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, which is now the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

In its early days, Extension helped Matanuska colonists, homesteaders and others thrive in Alaska’s challenging environment. We continue to meet the needs of Alaskans today —  whether it’s helping them establish community gardens, can salmon, use a GPS or learn the best way to use solar energy. We provide informal education with a purpose. 


Click here for a map to our office

UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-786-6300
Fax: 907-786-6312


Summer Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What's going on in 4-H?

For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the Anchorage 4-H page!

Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics. 

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