Mat-Su/Copper River District Office

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

 

November 1, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM:  SPARK Day at the Farm -Watt’s Up? With Electricity

You use electricity every day - but do you know how it works? What uses the most electricity in your home? In this session, you will measure the electricity of different appliances and make your own mini circuit! Join Colleen Fisk, Energy Education Director for Renewable Energy Alaska Project, to SPARK your curiosity about electricity.
ACTIVITIES GEARED TO AGES 8-13. Class size is limited, so register today! **Please register each person individually**
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3RFFv9T
WHERE: Meet us upstairs in Room 208, Kerttula Hall

 

November 2, 2022 2:15-3:15 PM:  Walkabout Wednesday –  Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot

Topic: TBD, join us to learn what we are working on this month and ask any questions!

To join 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.

November 9, 2022 2:15-3:15 PM:  Walkabout Wednesday –  Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot

Topic: Join Jodie and Ann for a Facebook live on the farm. This week will be talking with our Research Soil Scientist, Caley Gasch and she will highlight an area of her research. Hop online or join us in person on the farm.

To join online 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.

 

November 17, 2022 12PM: Low energy, low cost food preservation and storage: root cellar design/build and northern latitude solar powered dehydrator  
Betsy Young will present the design and construction process of an inexpensive root cellar and a solar food dryer/dehydrator. The root cellar design using earth bags maximizes the use of on site materials and minimizes materials and transport costs. Site selection and planning to minimize labor and manage drainage will be covered. Solar powered dehydrator designs and considerations for northern latitudes will be discussed and tips for the construction process. She will share images and siting of her dryer and various applications she's found for it this past growing season.
Please register in advance for this meeting here: https://bit.ly/3fKBofD
***If you are unable to make the meeting time but still would like to learn from this presentation, still register via email and you will receive a recording of the class after the fact.***
 
 
November 22, 2022 12PM: Soil Care for the Winter Garden
Join Soil Scientist, Dr. Caley Gasch, as she covers how to care for your garden soil in the winter. She will have time for Q&A, so please bring your questions! This class is being offered through Zoom so you can join us from the comfort from your home or wherever you may be!
Register here in advance: https://bit.ly/3AeFq6O
***If you are unable to make the meeting time but still would like to learn from this presentation, still register via email and you will receive a recording of the class after the fact.***
 

November 23, 2022 2:15-3:15 PM:  Walkabout Wednesday –  Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot

Topic: Join Jodie and Ann for a Facebook live on the farm. This week will be scouting for the perfect Christmas tree for our tree lighting and giveaway.

To join online 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.

November 29, 2022 6:00-8:30 PM: Black-out Backup  (In-person class!)
What do you have as a plan for when the lights go out? Are you prepared with supplies for possibly several days of living in an outage? Is your home set up to operate well for an extended time without power? Or have you thought and planned to generating your own power?
These are important questions to think about- especially when living in Alaska. Join Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension Energy Specialist, and Steve Brown, MatSu/Copper River District's agriculture agent, in this presentation and discussion so that you may be ready. This class will be held in person at the UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center on November 29, 2022 from 6-8:30pm.
 
Registration form can be found here: https://bit.ly/3GjeIhj
 
Join us in room 208 of Kertula Hall 1509 S. Georgeson Dr. Palmer, AK 99645
***Please register each person individually***
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to jrbird@alaska.edu or tmisaac@alaska.edu 
 

November 30, 2022 2:15-3:15 PM:  Walkabout Wednesday –  Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot

Topic: Join Jodie and Ann for a Facebook live at the Space Farming Institute Lab.  Learn what they are researching and growing!

To join online 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.

 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to jrbird@alaska.edu or tmisaac@alaska.edu

 

Join us in December for our Holiday Open House! Fun for the entire family!

Farm Open House flier. Come to the event Friday December 9 from 4-6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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.
 
 
 

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