• A person puts a salmon fillet into a canning jar.

    Learn to can your fish catch in this hands-on workshop

    July 22, 2024

    Leif Albertson, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service health, home and family development agent, will teach an in-person workshop on how to can your catch and fill your pantry with safe, shelf-stable and delicious fish.

  • A person's hand gently touches the edge of a showy white mushroom on  ground covered with fallen brown leaves.

    Lectures, field days offer plethora of mushroom information

    July 19, 2024

    Mushroom enthusiasts will have several opportunities to learn more about Alaska’s fungi — and get their hands dirty — via lectures and field trips in August. Mycologist Gary Laursen will lead a three-day workshop in Delta Junction on Aug. 16-18 and another in Palmer on Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

  • A variety of vegetable and craft items are laid out on tables with colored ribbons attached.

    Exhibit specialist offers tips for upcoming fair

    July 16, 2024

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has invited Kathy Liska, the fair's crop superintendent and a master gardener, to lead a free webinar on how to participate in the competitive exhibits at the Alaska State Fair, which runs Aug. 16-Sept. 2 in Palmer.

  • Canning jars full of bright orange sliced carrots stand on a kitchen counter

    In-person food preservation series planned in Palmer

    July 09, 2024

    Learn to preserve meat, fish, fruits and vegetables by canning using a pressure canner, pickling, and drying in a series of in-person workshops in Palmer.

  • A field of pink fireweed flowers and other other blooms in the yard of a picturesque building with a rounded roof.

    Webinar series focuses on creating, reimagining and maintaining yards

    June 26, 2024

    Learn how to manage weeds, turn your yard into a meadow, manage soil, and create and maintain a beautiful lawn in a series of free, online workshops hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. The series is available statewide.

  • A faded totem pole with a red-beaked bird at the top in front of an evergreen tree.

    Food preservation, healthy living classes planned for Ketchikan

    June 26, 2024

    Three days of classes on healthy living, food safety and food preservation are planned for Ketchikan. Sarah Lewis, a University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service health, home and family development agent, will be in Ketchikan from July 12-14 to teach the classes and to test pressure canner gauges.

  • A woman stands on the stern of a boat on the water under a blue sky. Pacific Sapphire is written on the boat.

    Health, food preservation workshops planned for Southeast Alaska

    June 19, 2024

    A University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service agent will travel by boat to nine communities in Southeast Alaska to teach classes on healthy living, food safety and food preservation.

  • Registration open for 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp

    June 14, 2024

    The Tanana District 4-H program will host Cloverbud Day Camp at Georgeson Botanical Garden, located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

  • Sliced ripe strawberries are arranged on a round drying rack.

    Online class to cover a range of food preservation techniques

    June 05, 2024

    Learn how to get the most out of the food you have grown, harvested or bought during a free one-hour overview of food preservation methods.

  • The sun shines on young green birch leaves.

    Citizen science offers lessons in understanding Fairbanks' climate

    May 06, 2024

    Interior Alaska's long winters are the impetus for a lot of long-running citizen science. The Nenana Ice Classic is a 107-year-long climate record for Interior Alaska. But it's not the only citizen science effort in Fairbanks, which also boasts multi-decadal records for predicting green-up, when birch sap will start flowing, and when to stock up on allergy medications to get ready for pollen season.

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