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  • Anchorage Extension offers food preservation series

    Anchorage Extension offers food preservation series

    July 18, 2019

    The Cooperative Extension Service in Anchorage will host a series of five food preservation classes that begins July 25. All classes will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Loussac Library Learning Commons on the fourth floor of the library.
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  • Mushroom ID class offered in Palmer

    July 15, 2019

    Mushroom expert Gary Laursen will lecture and lead a workshop on the wild mushrooms of the Mat-Su Valley Aug. 2-4 in Palmer. Participants will collect, identify and learn how to preserve wild mushrooms.
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  • Wine and peonies event set for July 26

    July 12, 2019

    The UAF Georgeson Botanical Garden will pair wine and peonies for its annual fund-raising gala on Friday, July 26. The Wine and Peonies gala will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks botanical garden. The event will feature peonies, wine from New Zealand and other locations, and piano music by Victoria Salmon.
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  • Peonies bloom at the UAF Georgeson garden

    Peonies bloom at the UAF Georgeson garden

    June 27, 2019

    The Georgeson Botanical Garden will host Peonies in Bloom July 1-12, an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the big, showy “wedding flower” at the height of its bloom.
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Extension Blog

  • Pressure canner dial gauge testing

    July 19, 2019
    Extension recommends having your dial gauge pressure canner tested yearly for accuracy. It is important to know that the gauge is accurate in order to ensure food safety when canning food. Extension offices around the state offer dial gauge testing for free
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  • Processing your fish catch

    July 17, 2019
    Extension has many resources to help you process your fish catch. Whether you want to can the fish in jars, in cans or smoke it, we have information that can help you process it safely.
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  • Farm Family Nominations Sought

    May 22, 2019
    The Alaska Division of Agriculture is looking for nominations for the Farm Family of the Year Award to be presented at the Alaska State Fair. Nominations are sought from across Alaska. To nominate a family, submit a written statement about why you think a family should be nominated and information about their farming history, community involvement, Alaska-grown products and participation in agricultural organizations. 
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  • Juneau Wild Kitchen Walks!

    April 24, 2019
    Juneau residents may join Cooperative Extension and local experts this spring and summer to gather local, wild edible plants and learn how to use them in cooking.
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