Summer Schedule Available

Come learn practical skills for life. We have classes on food preservation, planning a garden, camps for youth and much more.

Click here to access the 2015 Summer Schedule.

Preserving Alaska's Bounty

Food Preservation Classes

Make the most of your harvest!
Join Leslie Shallcross, Home, Health and Family Development faculty and registered dietitian, this fall for a hands-on food preservation workshop series.

September 9: Canning and Smoking Fish ($45)
Learn how to use a pressure canner for preserving fresh, frozen or smoked fish. Learn steps in smoking fish.

September 23: Sausage and Jerky ($45)
Discover proper methods of mixing and seasoning meats and the mechanics of turning spiced meat into your own sausage links. Learn how to safely season, dry and store homemade jerky.

All classes will run from 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
All classes will be held at the Viking Hall, 8141 Briarwood St., Anchorage, AK

Register here.

Fall Master Gardener Class

Tue. and Thur., Oct. 13 through Dec. 10 from 6 - 9 p.m

To be put on the 2015 Master Gardener class interest list please fill out this formThis does not register you for the Master Gardener class. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Dec. 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. You will be mailed registration forms a couple of weeks prior to the first class. If you have questions, please call our office at 786-6300.

Submit requests and photos regarding local insects, plants or diseases you discover!

The information submitted is sent to a statewide team who will promptly respond with information regarding the sample. As needed, pertinent information can be sent to local or state land resource managers who may quickly respond to potential problems.  To submit a photo for identification to the "Citizen Scientists" click here.

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Click here for a map to our office

UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-786-6300
Fax: 907-786-6312


Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What's going on in 4-H?

For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the Anchorage 4-H page!

4-H Team Wins Envirothon

The 4-H Statewide Envirothon Team, the "Vengeful Buttercups" are state champions!  Last weekend they swept 5 competitions, Forest Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils and Landscape Analysis and Urban Forestry at the Alaska Envirothon. The team won $5000 and will represent Alaska 4-H at the International Envirothon Championship in Springfield, Missouri in July.

The winning team: Emily Carson, Abraham Walton, Samantha Summerville, Hallie Brown, Shannyn Bird and coach Kay Shoemaker.

The team would like to thank the Cooperative Extension Agents, who helped instruct them during virtual field trips and during the competitions. Many thanks to Kay Shoemaker (team coach), Gino Graziano (instructor/volunteer), Julie Riley (instructor), and Meg Burgett (volunteer).

Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics. 

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