Welcome to the Juneau District Office of the Cooperative Extension!

The capitol City
Juneau, Alaska

Southeast Alaska is defined by the waters, islands, resources and people of the Inside Passage. Fjords, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and glaciers shape landscapes that are rich with fish, minerals, forests, scenic beauty, and wildlife. For thousands of years, adventurous, capable people have made a successful living in this bountiful region, but there are always unique challenges requiring creative solutions.

To help people meet challenges and create lasting solutions, the Juneau staff and agents offer programs throughout Southeast Alaska. We are constantly working to “take the University to the people” and engage with the people of Southeast to identify and meet the needs of our many and diverse communities.


Upcoming Classes and Events

Support 4-H at the Super Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12!

4-H Plant Sale Flier

Tell all your friends to drop by the 4-H booth at the Super Plant Sale in the Safeway parking lot, starting at 9 a.m. sharp, running till noon, Saturday May 12th!

We have reasonable prices on cranberry bushes, crabapple and cherry trees and much more. All funds go to support 4-H Youth Programs including scholarships for kids to attend our AK Experience Camp this summer!

Please visit our 4-H website for plant list and pricing at www.alaska4h.org/4-h-plant-sale.

Wild Kitchen Walks are back!!

Wild Kitchen Walks are back!
Join Extension and local experts this summer to sustainably gather wild edible plants and learn about their uses in cooking.

Our first class will be Wild Spring Greens on April 22 . Foraging Walk: 10 a.m-12 p.m. Wild Kitchen Time: 1-3:30 p.m. Locations will be announced by April 20 , based on foraging outlook and weather forecasts. The fee for this class will be $40. Wild edibles we’ll likely find and cook with: nettles, fireweed shoots, devil’s club shoots, violets, and other emerging buds and shoots.

To register, go to bit.ly/kitchenwalk, or in person at the Juneau Cooperative Extension Office, 450 Whittier Street. Registration deadline April 20 . For more information, please call Sarah or Susie at 907-523-3280.

Pressure Gauge Testing at the Juneau Office

Pressure Gauge Testing

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Juneau Extension office. You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid. Please call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your gauge, 523-3280 or you're welcome to drop it off and pick it up at a later date/time. 

New Publications!

New Publication: Growing Great Brassicas in Alaska!

Our very own Juneau District agents, Darren Snyder and Sarah Lewis have written a publication on Growing Great Brassicas in Alaska! Brassicas belong to a large, well-known and important family (Brassicaceae) of cultivated plants that are excellent for Alaska growing conditions. Many gardeners and commercial growers appreciate them for their excellent nutritional value and because they grow well in the cool (average temperature in the 60s), long days of Alaska’s short summer season. To learn more about Brassicas click here for the publication or stop by the office to pick up a copy!

Sarah Lewis wants kale and kids to have a party!!

Kale-a-bration Publication

Research shows that helping kids have fun with vegies, even ones they say "eeewww" to, increases the chance they'll try and like then as they get older. For this reason, our very own Sarah Lewis, Family and Community Development Agent for Southeast Alaska, has written a publication to introduce kale to kids. Time for a Kale-abration offers simple and tasty recipes that can be cooked with or by kids, with a menu for a kale-themed party. Sarah has held kale-abrations with 4-H kids and Girl Scouts throughout Southeast Alaska, and now you can have a kale party with your kids, class, or youth group, too!

Coming soon: The Alaska Kids' Healthy Harvest Cookbook!

Office Location

Public Safety Building
450 Whittier St., Suite 128
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone: 907-523-3280
Fax: 907-523-3220
Located in the Public Safety Building, next to the JACC and across the street from the new state museum in downtown Juneau.
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 21266
Juneau, AK 99802

Office Hours

8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri
Closed 1 pm - 2 pm

2016 Holiday Closures

Spring Recess – March 17
Memorial Day – May 29
Independance Day July 3-4
Labor Day – September 4
Thanksgiving – November 23-24
Christmas – December 25-26
New Years – January 1-2


Want to Know What’s New?

Other than here on the website, we announce our programs, events, and workshops in our newsletter and through social media.
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What’s Happening in Southeast Alaska 4-H?

Visit the Southeast Alaska 4-H website for news, events, clubs, and accolades for 4-H members and volunteers. Contact Darren at 907-523-3280 x2 for more 4-H information.

We Want to Hear Your Thoughts and Ideas!

Let us know what services we can offer in your community. In Southeast Alaska call our office at 907-523-3280. At the statewide level, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service State Advisory Council. The council advocates on behalf of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service for funding and programming with the university, state government and agencies. There are currently two members from Southeast Alaska serving on the council.

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