>July is National Blueberry Month. We have a publication if you’re picking blueberries and want to know how to preserve them. Included is information on nutrition and health, selection, cleaning, storage and juice extraction as well as recipes.
>Master Gardener registration is open for the Mat-Su valley. The course is offered at the Big Lake Library starting Sept. 9. If you’d like to learn more about gardening in Alaska and are willing to share your knowledge with others, consider signing up. Registration can be completed online. For more information or questions, call the Mat-Su/Copper River District Office at 786-6630 or email Steve Brown at email@example.com.
>Find, identify and use wild berries with Mat-Su/Copper River District 4-H agent Lee Hecimovich at the Matanuska Experiment Farm Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call 745-3360 to register or with questions.
>If you want to collect, identify prepare and/or preserve wild edible mushrooms, the Mat-Su/Copper River District Office is offering Introduction to Mushrooms of the Mat-Su Region August 19-21. Students can register for the Friday lecture for $20 or the entire course for $100. For more information, call 745-3360 or view the flier. Registration is available online.