Come learn practical skills for life. We have classes on food preservation, planning a garden, camps for youth and much more.
Click here to access the 2015 Summer Schedule.
Preserving Alaska's Bounty
Make the most of your summer harvest!
Join Leslie Shallcross, Home, Health and Family Development faculty and registered dietitian, this summer for a hands-on food preservation workshop series .
July 8: Freezing and Drying ($35)
July 15: Canning and Smoking Fish ($40) *Full*
August 19: Pickles and Sauerkraut ($40)
All classes will run from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
All classes will be held at the Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood St., Anchorage, AK
For questions or further information, please call 786-6300.
Maker Nights at Extension
July 15, 22 and 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Free! This is a time and space arranged for the use of our community. What is a “Maker Night”? Anything you want it to be! We have a large room with tables that will be available to you to work on any project you want. Sewing? Sure! Beadwork? Yes! Knitting, crocheting, quilting, leatherwork, scrapbooking or a jigsaw puzzle—bring it with you! If you need some space to spread out, this is where you want to be. We will be here from 6-8:30 p.m.; you can use the time to get caught up on any of your crafts or projects. There will be no leader or facilitator for these evenings and you will be able to work at your pace. Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration neccesary. Call 786-6300 for more information.
Submit requests and photos regarding local insects, plants or diseases you discover!
The information submitted is sent to a statewide team who will promptly respond with information regarding the sample. As needed, pertinent information can be sent to local or state land resource managers who may quickly respond to potential problems. To submit a photo for identification to the "Citizen Scientists" click here.
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UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What's going on in 4-H?
For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the Anchorage 4-H page!
4-H Team Wins Envirothon
The 4-H Statewide Envirothon Team, the "Vengeful Buttercups" are state champions! Last weekend they swept 5 competitions, Forest Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils and Landscape Analysis and Urban Forestry at the Alaska Envirothon. The team won $5000 and will represent Alaska 4-H at the International Envirothon Championship in Springfield, Missouri in July.
The winning team: Emily Carson, Abraham Walton, Samantha Summerville, Hallie Brown, Shannyn Bird and coach Kay Shoemaker.
The team would like to thank the Cooperative Extension Agents, who helped instruct them during virtual field trips and during the competitions. Many thanks to Kay Shoemaker (team coach), Gino Graziano (instructor/volunteer), Julie Riley (instructor), and Meg Burgett (volunteer).
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