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  • Steve Brown

    Spotlight on Steve Brown

    Feb. 14, 2020

    This week we are highlighting one of our amazing faculty members, Steve Brown! Steve works at the Mat-Su/Copper River District Extension office which is located at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer, Alaska.

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  • Dressing Children for Cold Weather

    Feb. 6, 2020

    Choose outdoor clothing according to the temperature and the wind. Watch the thermometer and listen to the weather reports. It is almost as bad to wear too much clothing as too little clothing. Children are very active and overheat readily when dressed too warmly. Proper outdoor clothing is key to ensure your Alaskan winter is fun and safe!

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  • 16 Easy Steps to Gardening in Alaska

    Jan. 24, 2020

    Share this with a new gardener or read the steps to think about how you can improve your established garden!

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  • Keeping Your House Operating During a Cold Alaska Winter

    Jan. 17, 2020

    Wintertime in Alaska can be cold, with temperatures of 40, 50, even 60 below zero. Severe outside temperatures can cause severe inside problems. When utilities stop functioning because of the cold, it is inconvenient and even dangerous. Knowing how to keep utilities functioning or how to restore them to working order during periods of severe cold weather is very important.

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