Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

Locally Grown Resource Guide (5/22) - click here.
Information on 2021 Alaska Certified Seed Potato Varieties - click here.
 

May Online Classes

These classes will be recorded and sent to anyone who has registered, just in case you are unable to make it during the time it is offered.
  • May 3, 12pm: Food Dehydration Basics - Instructors: Sarah Lewis. One of the oldest food preservation methods, dehydration is an excellent way to extend your wild or garden harvest. In this class you will learn about equipment and techniques for drying meats, vegetables, fruits, and herbs for use in your home cooking throughout the year. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/88294918148 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • May 4, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: A Visit of Moonstone Farm - FB Live On-Scene. Join us for our monthly virtual farm tour on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • May 5, 12pm: An Overview of Alaskan Agriculture - Instructors: Steve Brown. This presentation will take you on a tour of agriculture in Alaska. We will explore our most important crops, animals and take a peek at the innovations in agriculture that is coming. Register in advance for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3EmV3u1 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • May 10, 12pm: Bird Vetch - Instructors: Gino Graziano. Don't wait until mid-summer to start controlling your bird vetch. Start your planning now so you are ready when it is most vulnerable. We will cover the history of bird vetch in Alaska, its biology, impacts to other plants, and how to effectively control vetch in a variety of situations. Register in advance for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3EmPvzH After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • May 11, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Container Gardening/Windowsill Gardens - FB LIve & In Person. Join us in person in front of our main office building or go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • May 18, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Growing Fruit Trees in AK - Josh Smith - FB LIve & In Person. Join us in person in front of our main office building or go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • May 24, 12pm: Wild Harvesting in the Boreal Forest - Instructors: Tikaan Galbreath. Alaska’s boreal forest sustains a vast ecosystem that includes humans. Join Tikaan Galbreath of the Intertribal Agriculture Council in a conversation about how the boreal forest sustains families, communities and the state, and learn techniques and ethics for your own participation in this natural resource, including forest gardening and conscientious harvesting. Register in advance for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3OhssuC After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • May 25, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday Spring Farm Tour Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Spring Farm Tour. Join us in person in front of our main office building or live on Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/. Like our page and then log in just before 2:15 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • May 26, 12pm: Alaska's Farmers Market Season is Here - Instructor: Jodie Anderson. It's a big Dill! Join and Lettuce tell you all about Alaska's farmers' markets - they can't be Beet! But really, join the Alaska Farmers Market Association as they share what's in store for the 2022 market season. Learn where to find your nearest market and about their Farmers Market Toolkit project, National Farmers Market Week, and the Young and Beginning Farmers Coalition chapter. Kale yah! Register in advance for this workshop: https://bit.ly/3MfCBpK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
We are located at 1509 S. Georgeson Dr in Palmer at the Matanuska Experiment Farm. Find us with Google Maps!
Phone: 907-745-3360
Fax: 907-745-6268
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.