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>Kenai Peninsula Agriculture and Horticulture Agent Casey Matney is hosting composting classes in Homer, Seward and Soldotna in May. Registration is available online. For more information, call  907-262-5824  or email camatney@alaska.edu.

>Mat-Su District Agent Steve Brown is hosting a free Chicken University workshop on May 18 at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of raising a backyard flock in Alaska. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Call 745-3360 to register or for more information.

>The Alaska Master Naturalist program is hosting a workshop on identifying, collecting and processing local plants for medicinal salves and tinctures at the Eagle River Nature Center on May 21. The cost is $60 and registration is available onlineFor more information, contact Kay Shoemaker at 907-262-5824 or kwshoemaker@alaska.edu.

>Are you thinking about summer gardening? Extension has publications to help you with seed starting and transplanting, raised bed gardening and greenhouses. For more information on gardening in Alaska, check out the Extension publications catalog or visit your local district office.

>Extension is hosting a workshop for prospective small food business owners. The four-part workshop, Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska, will be held May 15-18 from 6-8:30 p.m. The course is being offered online statewide and is available on any computer with a reliable Internet connection. The instructors are Sarah Lewis of Extension and Quentin Fong, the seafood marketing specialist with the Marine Advisory Program. See details here and sign up online.

>The Mat-Su District Office hosts a community garden at the Matanuska Experiment Farm. The garden plots are 10-by-20 feet and there is a $25 fee for shared garden tools and well costs. Call 745-3360 for more information. Application and other forms are available online.

> For past announcements please visit our home page news archive.

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