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.


This months Saturdays with Extension is all about Pickling & Fermenting.

Pickling & Fermenting Class Flier

Join Sarah for this months Saturdays with Extension class. Sarah will be teaching about pickling and fermenting. The class will be held at the Mendenhall Valley Library on Saturday, December 12 from 1-3 p.m. This is a free class and open to the public. It will be broadcast through the Online with Libraries (OWL) program. For more information or to register please call Susie at 907-523-3280.

This coming Tuesday, November 24, Sarah will be on KINY talking turkey!
Here is a great publication to go along with that and also a video from Cooperative Extension's very own Roxie Dinstel. A very happy Thanksgiving to all from the Juneau CES office!

4-H Activity Leadership Training & All-Ages 4-H Chautauqua Club

4-H Chautauqua and Leadership Flier

Did you ever want to juggle or dance or sing or learn other skills in a joyous vaudeville, Chautaqua-type group? Do you want to learn how to help youth and families do these or any other activities as part of a University of Alaska 4-H youth program that focuses on belonging tin a healthy group, developing useful life skills and giving back to the community through service? If the answer is "YES," sign up for this three-part series this fall to be part of the 4-H fun!

The classes will be offered November 16, 23 and December 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Harborview Elementary Commons. The class fee is $30. Instructor is Darren Snyder. Contact Suzanne Ainsworth at 907-523-1761 to register.

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 Extension office. Sarah will be available to test your gauges after August 19th. 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 guage, 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!

Upcoming Classes and Events

An Alaska Herb Garden Publication

An Alaska Herb Garden Publication

Extension is excited to announce our newest publication, An Alaska Herb Garden. A must-have for herb enthusiasts, this 74-page guide has sections on cultivating, harvesting, storing and using herbs as well as color photographs to help with identification. A useful recipe index helps you find different types of recipes or recipes that feature a specific herb. Pick up this $15 publication at our Juneau District Office, or at any of our district offices or by calling 877-520-5211.

Office Location

Public Safety Building
450 Whittier St., Suite 128
P.O. Box 21266
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone: 907-523-3280
Fax: 907-523-3220


Office Hours

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

2015 Holiday Closures

Spring Recess – March 20
Memorial Day – May 25
Independance Day July 2-3
Labor Day – September 7
Thanksgiving – November 26-27
Christmas – December 24-25


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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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