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.
 

July 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.
  • July 7, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Q & AK Agriculture- Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Biddle. Foraging - Go to the 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.
  • July 8, noon-1pm: IPM Bug Boxes - Instructors: Joey Slowik, IPM Technician. Ever wondered about ways to increase natural predators and pollinators in your garden? Have you considered a bug house? In this live stream event, we will be building a basic form, and discussing all the possibilities to provide a safe bug refuge in your garden. We’ll cover the materials you need as well as the technical prowess to git er done, and start getting help in your garden from our six and eight legged friends. Go to the our Facebook page athttps://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.
  • July 13: Aging in Place - Outside!  - Instructor: Art Nash. More information coming soon! Check out our Facebook page for updates.
  • July 14, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - AK Agriculture - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Biddle. Topic: Microgreens with Winona Benson and Nourished Health Coaching Services (https://www.facebook.com/NourishedAK) Go to the 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.
  • July 15, All day: Plant Detectives - 4-H At-Home Summer Camp Series: Month 2 of 4: Plant Detectives!! Build your very own plant press and learn about identification.  - Instructors: Ann Biddle. To learn more and how to sign up: http://www.alaska4h.org/summer-at-home-camp-kits.html
  • July 15, noon-1pm: Food Preservation Basics - Instructor: Julie Cascio, UAF HHFD Agent. Why food is preserved, methods of preservation, and causes of food spoilage will be discussed, as will methods of storage including cold storage and root cellars. General tips for freezing, equipment, loading the freezer, freezing convenience foods, what to do if the freezer fails will be discussed. Methods of packaging meat and fish for the freezer will be shown.” Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkf-2orjgtHtSa_B98YsIryxq5kIQTPLRQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • July 20 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - AK Agriculture - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Biddle. Plant Detectives. Go to the 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.
  • July 20, 6pm: Healing/Community Gardens - Instructor: Theresa Isaac. Scientists, therapists, and health care professionals agree that gardening helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as improves mood, memory and even immunity. The added benefit is you will have wonderful produce or beautiful flowers to enjoy!.” Join Theresa, garden coordinator, on Facebook Live in our community garden as we discuss the benefits of gardening with those who are participating in our Community Garden and Healing Garden programs.Go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/matanuskaexperimentfarm/ Like our page and then log in just before 12:00 and select the Live tab to watch live. You can also view past Live presentations at this location.
  • July 20, noon: Jellies, Jams, Preserves, Marmalades, and Conserves - Instructor: Julie Cascio, UAF HHFD Agent. Jellied products, types, ingredients, extracting juice for jelly, low or no sugar products, preserving using boiling water bath canner will be discussed. Lab: using a boiling water canner, and making jellied products using purchased pectin.” Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeigpz0rHtUVr7PRy7udLiFr8TYIP1KH After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • July 28 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - In Person and Facebook Live Farm Tour - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Biddle. Go to the 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.
  • July 29, noon: Canning Fish in Jars and Smoking Fish - Instructor: Julie Cascio, UAF HHFD Agent. Heat processing fish which are low acid food in jars, botulism, using a pressure canner, and types of pressure canners will be discussed. Steps in smoking fish and preservation of smoked fish also in this class..” Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMofuqtrjMuGt0bVR7pqPPJIc6RI01nIDAP 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.