What can I learn about at the UAF Extension Office in Anchorage?
NEW! Small Business Workshops
Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., March 5 - 19
Join us for a series of classes co-sponsored by Extension and SCORE, a nonprofit association that offers free small business mentoring and low-cost workshops taught by business professionals. Sabrina Peterson, a SCORE mentor with business plan expertise, will teach the workshops:
• Fundamentals of Starting Your Small Business, March 5
• Demystifying the Financials of Your Business Plan, March 12
• Taking Your Business from Plan to Reality, March 19
The workshops are $40 each or all three for $100 and will be held an the Anchorage District Extension Office. For more information or to register, contact Sabrina Peterson at Sabrina.Peterson@SCOREvolunteer.org or Kathryn Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-474-6497.
Energy and Radon in Alaska
Wednesday, March 5 from 5:45 to 9 p.m.
Join UAF housing and energy specialist Art Nash for an evening of how-to workshops at the Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service, 1675 C Street, #100. Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call 786-6300 to register. Sign up for any or all workshops.
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Energy for the Off-Grid Camp or Cabin
Do you h aul fuel drums out to your cabin or camp, wishing there was another way to heat your seasonal dwelling? Come see local inventions and affordable off-the-shelf items that can help you find an easier way to heat your remote getaway!
7 -–7:45 p.m. Radon in Your Home
Do you know how easy it is to test for that odorless, tasteless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer? If you find a high level of radon in your home, do you know how to get rid of it? Come learn how.
8 – 9 p.m. Northern Polar Energy
Changing climate makes new commerce routes and exploration above the Bering Strait possible. Learn about this rapid change, how it will affect energy use and extraction, and what it may portend for Alaska.
Aging in Place and Healthy Homes
Thursday, March 6
5:30 - 7 p.m. Adaptations for Aging in Place
Alaska leads the nation with the highest rate of senior population growth, yet Alaska's housing stock lacks the adaptations that allow older Alaskans and the disabled to stay in their homes as long as possible. This discussion will focus on ways to modify homes for ageing in place.
7:30 - 9 p.m. Healthy Homes
Keep your house structure healthy and it will do the same for you! Learn how to eradicate mold, maintain proper home pressure to ward off radon gas, detect carbon monoxide, store and dispose of your household hazardous waste and ventilate your home.
These class will be held at the Cooperative Extension Service, Anchorage District Office at 1675 C Street, Suite 100. For more information call 786-6300.
Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska
Mar. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This course is intended for
- individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business to sell foods direct to consumers under the DEC Cottage Foods Exemption or a temporary DEC permit
- DEC-permitted food production businesses to sell wholesale in Alaska
- DEC-permitted Mobile Food Units (food trucks)
View the flier for more information on course description and goals.
The fee is $40. Register online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops or call Kate Idzorek at 474-5391.
This course will be held via videoconferencing at the Anchorage District Office located at 1675 C Street, Suite 100.
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UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Our office is open to the public year-round:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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