>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 any of our district offices or by calling 877-520-5211.
>The Juneau District Office is hosting an open house on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 12 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy local food snacks, learn about classes and programs offered each year and meet the Extension agents who serve Southeast Alaska. The office is located at 450 Whittier St., Suite 128. Call 523-3280 for more information.
>The Anchorage District Office and Master Gardeners will be hosting the Potato Lovers Bash, which will feature nutrition and growing facts, cooking tips and tastings of more than 15 different potato varieties. The bash is happening Feb. 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Sons of Norway Viking Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the Anchorage District Office for $15. Call 786-6300 for more information.
>Extension Energy Specialist Art Nash is leading weekly brown bag energy workshops Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. through libraries that participate in the OWL network. Topics include aging in place on Feb. 3, cutting your own firewood on Feb. 17 and remote energy on Feb. 23. Contact Carmen at 474-5854 to find out if your library is participating or view the flier for more information.
>Extension and the UAF Community and Technical College will host six small business workshops in January, February and March. Five of the workshops will be offered live in Fairbanks, by videoconference in Anchorage or on your home computer by arrangement. The series kicks off on Jan. 26 with Social Media and Mobile Marketing for Business, which is offered only in Fairbanks, and continues on Jan. 29 with Record Keeping and Taxes for Agricultural Business. Register online, view the flier for more information or call Kathryn Dodge at 474-6497.
>Registration is open for the 2015 Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference. The conference is to be held March 3 – 5 in Fairbanks. Registration, agenda and other information are available on the conference website.