The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will move to the Loussac Library. The office at the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium Building will close on Sept. 19 and open Oct. 3 on the fourth floor of the Loussac Library, located off East 36th Avenue in Anchorage. Public office hours are currently 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Longer office hours are expected later this fall. Read more

Jodie Anderson is the new director of the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center near Palmer. Anderson started her new job Aug. 20 and will provide leadership for the academic, research and Cooperative Extension Service outreach programs based at the facilityRead more
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host trainings Sept. 5-6 on developing community food systems in Alaska. Two trainings will be offered at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer and by videoconference in Sitka and Fairbanks. Read more
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  • Celebrate National Caviar Day with Salmon Roe Caviar
    Alaska salmon provide more than steaks for the grill or fillets for the smoker. The roe from any of Alaska’s five species of salmon can be used for salmon roe caviar, a nutritionally valuable, seasonal delicacy. This publication has information on preserving salmon roe as well as step-by-step instructions for making caviar. There is also … Continue reading Celebrate National Caviar Day with Salmon Roe Caviar
  • Eat your vegetables!
    Summer is a wonderful time to try new vegetables, especially when they are in season and can be grown locally. Extension has a series of fact sheets that cover nutrition and health considerations, selection, storage, preparation and recipes to help you try new veggies. Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Chard Corn Herbs Kohlrabi Lettuce Potatoes Pumpkin … Continue reading Eat your vegetables!
  • Learn about composting!
    Composting is a great way to reduce waste and add nutrients to your garden. Extension has a number of composting resources. Alaska’s short, relatively cool summers can make proper composting a challenge, but one can take steps to hasten the process and ensure a healthy soil mixture is added to the garden. The Compost Heapácovers … Continue reading Learn about composting!

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