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Professor of Extension
Cooperative Extension Service
Troth Yeddha' Campus, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Heidi Rader is the Project Director for the Alaska Tribes Extension Program. She partners with Traditional Ecological Knowledge Holders to promote health, wellness and self-sufficiency through education on food and agriculture. She teaches webinars and workshops on these topics and teaches Growing a Productive, Sustainable Garden in Alaska at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She writes a blog and films YouTube videos to help people successfully and sustainable garden and farm in Alaska.
Yupik Traditional Healer and Traditional Knowledge Holder
Molly Cerridwen is Yup’ik, Siberian Yup'ik, and Irish with ancestral ties to Qaluyaaq (Nelson Island, Alaska) & County Kerry, Ireland. She is a member of Too Naaleł Denh (Manley Hot Springs Tribe) and Knik Tribe. Molly is the founder of Shapeshifting Wellness; an Alaska Native traditional healing and yoga clinic in Knik, Alaska. She weaves traditional health-based practices with complementary and alternative medicine modalities to support each person, and each community where they are in their journey of wellness.
Gardening Specialist with RurAL CAP GROW
Emily Becker is a Gardening Specialist with RurAL CAP GROW, where she advises projects and connects them with resources and education. She taught for 20 years in Alaska public schools. A permaculture designer, she enjoys seeing the application of principles from nature in community organizing, especially the need to design for resilience. She is the President of the Alaska Master Gardeners Anchorage, a 300-member non-profit, and serves on the Board of Directors of Boyer’s Orchard and the Alaska Community Forestry Council.
Family & Community Development Agent for Southeast Alaska
As the Family and Community Development Faculty for the Juneau District of the UAF Cooperative Extension, I have the privilege and joy of traveling and teaching throughout Southeast Alaska. My goal is to increase the resilience of Southeast Alaskan families by teaching the best use of their household and community resources: Local food, finances, energy, home and self-reliance skills.
Invasive plants Instructor
Gino Graziano is an invasive plants specialist with Extension with interests in developing management techniques and providing educational opportunities for land managers, private industry and the public regarding invasive plant and forest health management. Current projects include developing management techniques for invasive Prunus padus, developing educational programs, and surveying and monitoring invasive plants and forest health stressors. Pest management, conservation biology.