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.
 

November 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.
  • November 9, 12pm: Adaptive Solutions for Aging in Place - Instructor: Tori Gingras, Outreach Specialist Assistive Technology of Alaska - ATLA. Aging in place refers to the choice to live in your home for as long as possible. Adaptive solutions can help maintain or improve your quality of life and independence in your home or community. Join us to discuss the various considerations, modifications, and tools for making aging place safe and comfortable. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/87303538003. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • November 11, noon-1pm: Air Quality - Keeping it Clean Inside without Radon and Carbon Monoxide - Instructor: Art Nash. While we often thinking of the cleanliness in a home being about floors, windows and counters, the air quality (or ‘cleanliness’) is important to consider; this is especially true when more people are spending their times in their homes. Learn the importance of having ‘clean’ air for the health of your family, how to detect the level of contamination and how to abate air problems that may crop up in your home. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/87832752309  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • November 16, 12:pm: What's in Your Woodpile - Instructors: IPM Technicins Joey Slowick and Alexandria Wenninger. Have you ever wondered what bugs live in your firewood pile? This talk will discuss the different species of firewood, and the pests which reside in them. It will cover some practical advice about storing firewood so that pest populations stay where they belong, outside. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/85063570331 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • November 17 2:15pm-3:15pm: Walkabout Wednesday - Instructors: Jodie Anderson & Ann Kowenstrot. Topic: TBD, weather dependent. 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 18, 1pm: Chainsaw Safety - Instructor: Steve Brown. Chainsaw accidents are the leading cause of severe injury to legs, arms and hands...especially in Alaska. This slideshow and talk will introduce you to the fundamentals of chainsaw operation and safety. This presentation will have a special emphasis on necessary Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) and how to use it. Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/86573525529 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • November 23 12:pm: Frying a Turkey Safely.  - Instructor: Jodie Anderson. Frying a turkey safely: It's that time of year when fire departments get ready for increased calls for grease fires due to unsafe turkey frying. Join Jodie to learn the safe way to end up with a delicious fried turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or anytime! Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/88073483657 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • November 24, 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.
  • November 25, 2021: Happy Thanksgiving! No classes.
  • November 30, 12pm: Fire Wise and Home Safety Tips - Instructor: Lan Hecimovich. Lan Hecimovich will lead this hour-long class touching on safety inside and outside your home. Homeowners can take effective measures to protect their homes and property. Adopting Firewise principles can reduce your risk of damage or loss to your property and community. A Firewise home is more likely to survive a fire. Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family. Of course, accidents happen, and there will be minor scrapes and bruises along the way, and that’s OK. Learn simple home safety tips to ensure you avoid some of the more serious injuries that are completely preventable.  Register in advance for this workshop: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/85964322870 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.