Hands-on workshops are offered to villages in the Tanana Chiefs Conference region
If you would like a hands-on workshop in your village, request a workshop, call 907-452-8251 ext. 3477 or e-mail Heidi Rader. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics. Below are a few examples of workshops offered.
Make homemade jam with your locally harvested berries. Learn about the difference between jam and jelly. Use tried and true recipes from the Cooperative Extension Service. Try your homemade jam on fresh made biscuits!
Turn your moose meat or caribou into homemade, fresh sausage! Add variety and flavor to large quantities of meat. Note: You will learn how to make fresh sausage NOT dry sausage, so you still need to freeze the sausage if it is not used right away.
In this workshop you'll learn which seeds to start indoors and which seeds to plant directly in your garden in the spring. You'll also learn about recommended varieties for Alaska. This is a hands-on workshop, so you will get to practice starting your own seeds.
This workshop will give you the skills necessary to start a garden for the first time. You'll learn why you might want to grow your own food, where to put it, how to plan what to grow, how to care for it, and, of course, how to harvest it!
Transplant flowers into containers. Learn how to care for perennials that will grow well year after year in your village. Learn about beautiful annual flowers and how you can plant and care for them as a community. Learn about flowers you can start from seed outside or inside, and the ones that are easiest to buy as transplants.