Welcome to the Juneau District Office of the Cooperative Extension!
Southeast Alaska is defined by the waters, islands, resources and people of the Inside Passage. Fjords, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and glaciers shape landscapes that are rich with fish, minerals, forests, scenic beauty, and wildlife. For thousands of years, adventurous, capable people have made a successful living in this bountiful region, but there are always unique challenges requiring creative solutions.
To help people meet challenges and create lasting solutions, the Juneau staff and agents offer programs throughout Southeast Alaska. We are constantly working to “take the University to the people” and engage with the people of Southeast to identify and meet the needs of our many and diverse communities.
April Fowls' and Foods Weekend: April 25 & 26!
Choose from 27 different classes and workshops! Register at DZ on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., or online (link below) then come and go as you want over the weekend.
We will offer food related classes (harvesting, cooking, preserving!) and fowl-related classes (chickens, ducks, geese!), as well as classes on raising goats and a class and activities for kids (the human kind :-). All for only $40 for the weekend ($10 for kids 6-18, free for kids 0-5).
AK Experience Camp Registration is open!
4-H Alaska Skills & Adventure Camp for youth ages 11-18, June 8-12, at the Eagle River Scout Camp. Come to a 5-day discovery and residential camp! Have fun learning to safely and sustainably enjoy Southeast Alaska’s bounty through ocean, beach and rainforest adventures! $175 (scholarships available) Call or email Susie at 907-523-3280 to register or for more information.
Sarah Lewis wants kale and kids to have a party!!
Research shows that helping kids have fun with vegies, even ones they say "eeewww" to, increases the chance they'll try and like then as they get older. For this reason, our very own Sarah Lewis, Family and Community Development Agent for Southeast Alaska, has written a publication to introduce kale to kids. Time for a Kale-abration offers simple and tasty recipes that can be cooked with or by kids, with a menu for a kale-themed party. Sarah has held kale-abrations with 4-H kids and Girl Scouts throughout Southeast Alaska, and now you can have a kale party with your kids, class, or youth group, too!
Coming soon: The Alaska Kids' Healthy Harvest Cookbook!
Upcoming Classes and Events
April Fowls & Foods Weekend!
Save April 24-26, 2015 for the Cooperative Extension's April Fowls & Foods Weekend! We will offer food related classes and workshops as well as classes on raising chickens and other fowl, composting, and of course the Tour de Coop! Earlier in the week (date TBA) we'll hold the 2nd annual Extension Shindig to get the party started! This year the Shindig will be a food related movie and gathering at the Goldtown Nickelodeon. Save the date and watch this spot for more info and registration!
Preserving Juneau's Bounty Classes
Sarah teaches this hands-on, 6-class course twice a year as part of the Juneau School District's Community Schools program. It is taught in a Family and Consumer Science teaching kitchen at a local middle or high school. Each class is between 3 and 5 hours long and students take many jars of preserved foods to enjoy at home. The class is limited to 12 students so everyone gets lots of kitchen time. The next course is available for registration now! Go to the Community Schools website for their information and registration schedules.
Outside of Juneau: This course can be modified to fill a weekend in any community in Southeast. Call Sarah at 907-523-3280 x1 if you'd like to bring her to town!
An Alaska Herb Garden Publication
Extension is excited to announce our newest publication, An Alaska Herb Garden. A must-have for herb enthusiasts, this 74-page guide has sections on cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs as well as color photographs to help with identification. A useful recipe index helps you find different types of recipes or recipes that feature a specific herb. Pick up this $15 publication at our Juneau District Office, or at any of our district offices or by calling 877-520-5211.
8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Closed 1 pm - 2 pm
2015 Holiday Closures
Spring Recess – March 20
Memorial Day – May 25
Independance Day July 2-3
Labor Day – September 7
Thanksgiving – November 26-27
Christmas – December 24-25
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Other than here on the website, we announce our programs, events, and workshops in our newsletter and through social media.
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What’s Happening in Southeast Alaska 4-H?
Visit the Southeast Alaska 4-H website for news, events, clubs, and accolades for 4-H members and volunteers. Contact Darren at 907-523-3280 x2 for more 4-H information.
We Want to Hear Your Thoughts and Ideas!
Let us know what services we can offer in your community. In Southeast Alaska call our office at 907-523-3280. At the statewide level, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service State Advisory Council. The council advocates on behalf of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service for funding and programming with the university, state government and agencies. There are currently two members from Southeast Alaska serving on the council.