Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

Locally Grown Resource Guide (3/11/21) - click here.
Information on 2021 Alaska Certified Seed Potato Varieties - click here.
 

April 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.
  • Apr 6, noon-1pm: Soils: How better to celebrate Earth day than to learn about earth?!! - Instructor: Jodie Anderson, Center Director. Why wouldn't we talk about earth at the beginning of the month when we celebrate Earth Day? Come ask all your soil questions as you get ready to start your gardens and flower beds. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfu6rrT4pGNcrsX38OLQIHQNkNoeOo73C After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Apr 8, 1-2pm: Pre-season Maintenance on Your Lawnmower - Instructor: Jim Ericksen, Maintenance Mechanic. When you are preparing for spring and planning your garden, don't forget to do some much needed maintenance on your lawn mower and garden equipment. No sure what to do or where to start? No problem. UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm handyman and maintenance guru, Jim Erickson, will demonstrate and give tips as well as answer questions about keeping your tools in top shape in this Facebook live event.
  • Apr 15, 6-7pm: Birch Tapping & Syrup Making - Instructor: Julie Cascio, Health, Home & Family Development Agent. The sap that comes from birch trees is a healthy beverage to enjoy. This class shares how to tap the birch trees in your backyard, store the sap safely, and to make birch syrup. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO2trTMuGdRVjZdGDDSY4SYgZxDBPTho After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Apr 20, noon-1pm: Spruce Beetles - Instructor: Joey Slowick, CES IPM Technician. This month's IPM talk will focus on our forest neighbor the Spruce Beetle. We’ll go over its varied life cycle and it’s natural role in the environment. We’ll also cover the history of Spruce Beetle outbreaks in Alaska and provide some advice for dealing with them at the suburban interface. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/89334228049 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Apr 22, noon-1pm: Mapping Climate Change in a Yupik Native Village  - Instructor: Steve Brown, Ag/Hort & Natural Resources Agent. One of the complications of a warming climate is the loss of pack ice. This ice protects beaches from wave erosion. This presentation will tell the story of how the village of Quinhagak, Alaska used the modern technologies of GPS and Geographic Information Systems to map an ancient archeological site before it was washed into the ocean.
    Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcuCtqjMrE9BDl3DDa2weM-6X7Y2J-SHc 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.