What can I learn about at the UAF Extension Office in Anchorage?


  • Home, Health and Family Development
  • Water Quality
  • Organic Gardening
  • Insect Identification and Control
  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Food Preservation
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Growing Food 
  • Invasive Plants
  • New Cooperatives
  • Community Development

Radon, Aging in Place and Remote Energy Classes

Tuesday, April 29

UAF Cooperative Extension Service
1675 C St., Suite 100

Cost: FREE

Radon:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Radon, which may contribute to lung cancer, is a serious danger in Alaska and a concern of the EPA. Understanding where radon comes from, how to detect it and how to take care of it are important for maintaining healthy air quality in your home. 

Aging in Place:  6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Alaska leads the nation with the highest rate of senior population growth, yet Alaska's housing stock lacks the adaptations that allow older Alaskans to stay in their homes as long as possible. This class will focus on ways to modify homes for aging in place and look at some of the affordable devices and home modifications that address many of the ambulatory, visual and balance hurdles seniors often face. 

Remote Energy:  8 - 9:30 p.m.  
Alaska residents spending time in the backcountry often forgo luxuries such as hot water heaters and other high-energy users. However, camp energy sources are available. Learn about solar cells, small windmills, hydro props, battery banks, rocket stoves and local inventions. 
 
Register today! Call 786-6300. Class size is limited.

May 7, 14, 21, 28 and 31

Join Leslie Shallcross, Home, Health and Family Development faculty and registered dietitian, this spring for a hands-on food preservation workshop series.

  • ​May 7: Jam and Jelly ($25)
  • May 14: Canning Fish and Meat in Jars ($30)
  • May 21: Pickled Vegetables, Chutney and Sauerkraut ($25)
  • May 28: Sausage and Jerky ($30)
  • May 31: Freezing and Drying Fruits and Vegetables ($25)
- All classes will be held from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- Classes on May 7, 14, 21, and 28 will be held at the Viking Hall (8141 Briarwood St.). 
- The class on May 31 will be held at the Anchorage Extension Office (1675 C St., Suite 100).
 
 
Cash or check registrations can be accepted in the Anchorage District Extension Office. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Online registration for each class will close at 5 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled class. Classes require a minimum of 10 people. 
 
For questions or further information, view the workshop flyer or call 786-6300. 

Vendors: make the most of your summer markets!

Join the Cooperative Extension Service this spring for a series geared toward enhancing your local market business.

All sessions are FREE and will be held on Saturdays at the UAF Cooperative Extension Office in Anchorage (1675 C St., Suite 100, 99501) from 1 - 3 p.m. 

  • April 26: Business Basics
     
  • May 3: Tips and Tricks (Expert Advice!)
     
  • May 10: Booth Basics (Design and Marketing) 

Register online or by calling 786-6300. Participants may register for as many or as few sessions as they like. This series is geared toward current and prospective vendors. 


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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The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people.  Cooperative Extension came to Alaska in 1930,  a year after Congress amended the legislation to include the territory. Extension became a department of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, which is now the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

In its early days, Extension helped Matanuska colonists, homesteaders and others thrive in Alaska’s challenging environment. We continue to meet the needs of Alaskans today —  whether it’s helping them establish community gardens, can salmon, use a GPS or learn the best way to use solar energy. We provide informal education with a purpose. 


Location

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

Hours

Our office is open to the public year-round:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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!


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

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