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>Alaska is one of five states considered to have the least secure food system. Steve Brown of the Mat-Su/Copper River District Office is hosting a discussion on food mapping on May 24 from 1-4 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to fill out a survey to help us better understand food security in the Mat-Su area. For more information, view the flier or call 907-745-3551.

>Art Nash is offering a free, all-day workshop June 11 at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks. The workshop will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with sessions on residential wood boilers; choosing a wood stove; comparing pellets, chips and logs; emissions and particulates; greenhouse heat; biochar; and splitting, stacking and covering wood. Sessions will be taught by a variety of instructors from Extension and UAF. See the schedule and contact Art at alnashjr@alaska.edu or 474-6366 with questions.

>Art Nash is hosting a wood burning workshop in Anchorage on June 2 at the BP Energy Center from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics will include residential wood boilers; choosing a wood stove; comparing pellets, chips and logs; emissions and particulates; greenhouse heat; biochar; and splitting, stacking and covering wood. Contact Art with questions at alnashjr@alaska.edu or 907-474-6366.

>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.

>A five-day training will be offered in Fairbanks during June to teach health professionals and community volunteers how to deliver two health education programs on the self-management of diabetes and of chronic disease. Leslie Shallcross, a registered dietician and agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-16. The training is co-sponsored by the Alaska Nurses Association, Extension and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Continuing education credits in nursing are available. The cost is $185. For more information or registration, contact Shallcross at 907-474-2426 or lashallcross@alaska.edu.

>The 2017 4-H Peony Root Sale in Fairbanks is offering three varieties for sale: pink Sarah Bernhardt, white alba plena and magenta Felix Supreme. $15 each or $25 with planting. Roots will be available the end of May or first of June. Contact Marla Lowder at the Tanana District Office at 474-2427 or mklowder@alaska.edu.

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