Health, Home, & Family Development News


Julie Cascio is the coordinator for the Health, Home and Family Development (HHFD) program in the Mat-Su/Copper River District. HHFD offers many programs that provide knowledge and skills for the optimal well-being of families and individuals. Specifically, we offer information on food safety and preservation, nutrition, financial management, home management, household equipment, family relationships, consumerism, and leadership skills.

Interested in our classes?

If you think you are interested in any of our classes, sign up on the Mat-Su/Copper River District Health, Home and Family Development Class Interest List.    You will be notified by e-mail of any future classes in the Mat-Su/Copper River area.

Community Garden Plot

Interested in growing a garden this year? Community garden plots are available at the Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S Georgeson Drive, Palmer (behind the hospital off old South Trunk Road). See the application form, garden rules and etiquette, and waiver for more information, or call Julie at 745-3677. The farm will plow the land when the ground is ready, for planting to begin June 3. The cost is $25 per 10x20 foot plot.

Download the release and waiver form here.

Download the application form here.

Download the contract here.

Programming (click headings below to unfold)

Family Development

Food Preparation and Food Safety

Food Preservation


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