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>Extension is offering a chance to get a good deal on “Using Alaska’s Wild Berries and Other Wild Edibles” and “An Alaska Herb Garden.” Fill out this survey and return to any Extension office and buy “Using Alaska’s Wild Berries and Other Wild Edibles” for $15 and receive “An Alaska Herb Garden” free. If you don’t live nearby an Extension office, simply print and mail the survey and a check to the address listed on the gift voucher. For more information or questions, call 877-520-5211.

>Extension is hosting wood burning presentations Sept. 21 - 24 in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, Sitka and Juneau. Topics will include residential wood boilers; choosing a wood stove; comparing pellets, chips and logs; emissions and particulates; greenhouse heat; biochar; and wood care. These events are free. For more information, including locations and dates, view the flier. Contact Art with questions at or 907-474-6366.

>The 2017 Invasive Species Workshop will take place in Anchorage Oct. 24-26. The conference is intended for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. Registration and conference information is available online.

>As part of a continued UAF centennial celebration, the Mat-Su/Copper River District Office is offering a free workshop on growing grains in the garden on Thursday, Sept. 21. The workshop will cover growing crops such as hulless barley, wheat, hulless oats, rye, buckwheat, dry field peas, canola, oilseed sunflowers, flax and more in a backyard garden. Taught by agronomist Bob Van Veldhuizen, the workshop is free of charge, but space is limited. Please call 745-3360 for more information and to register.

>Learn how to can meat and vegetables at the Mat-Su/Copper River district office in Palmer on Sept. 21. Participants will learn to use a pressure canner to process meat, poultry and vegetables in jars. Making jerky will also be covered. The cost for the class is $25. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Julie Cascio at or 745-3360.

>Extension will host a certified food protection manager workshop via videoconference Oct. 3 in Fairbanks, Palmer, Sitka, Valdez, Delta Junction and Juneau. If you are in another location but would like to attend, that can be arranged. The deadline to register is Sept. 19 so participants may receive class materials and locations for the food safety class beforehand. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager on staff. See details here and register online.

> For past announcements please visit our home page news archive.

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