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.
 

January 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.
  • January 4, 12pm: Blackout Backup Basics - Instructor: Art Nash and Julie Cascio. The power is down and it is cold out. If you leave, what should you do to ensure the house is in good shape when you come back? If you stay, how can you provide power for heat, cooking, lighting and communications? And how can you keep your indoor air quality intact and water supply intact? This session will quickly cover basics on these topics so that you can be all the more ready for a "next time". Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/83793973165. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • January 11, 12pm: Prep for Less Stress and Healthy Eating Success - Instructor: Cindy Jackson. When we are unorganized, it is easy to waste food. This can cause a lot of stress and make healthy eating seem impossible because all we see is the price of the grocery bill. We'll focus on knife skills and prepping vegetables for the week for easy meals. We'll also learn how to prevent food waste through strategies for using up leftovers and learning a method to use up those odd leftover recipe ingredients. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/83793973165. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • January 18, 12pm: Snowblower Safety - Instructors: Steve Brown. Snowblowers make life much easier in Alaska. However, that ease comes with a very significant risk of severe injury. This program will teach the fundamentals of safely using a snowblower. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/87149801132 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • January 19, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Organization. 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.
  • January 20, 12pm: Organizing to stay ahead of those pests - Instructor: Gino Graziano and Jozef Slowik. Lets face it, Alaska has lots of pests, from invasive weeds in your lawn to the slugs which devoured your potatoes last year. Join Gino Graziano, Invasive Plant Specialist, and Jozef Slowik, Integrated Pest Management Technician, to discuss which weeds and pests you should keep an eye out for. They'll cover how to organize a good defense to prevent them, or an effective offense to combat them if they've already arrived. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/89276652173. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • January 26, 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Farm Tour. Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: Farm Tour. 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.
 
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.