March 7-11, 2016: Extension in the City

March 3, 2016

Join the Cooperative Extension Service for a week of free classes in Anchorage. The complete schedule is posted below and on the CES website.

Success with Seeds
Monday, March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Learn to successfully start your plants from seeds with Patrick Ryan. Register here.

Into the Woods: Outdoor Fun for Youth
Monday, March 7, 1-2 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

In this workshop for formal or informal educators, learn about easy activities you can do with youth to educate them about invasive species and forest health. Register here.

The Fizz on Fermentation
Monday, March 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

This presentation will discuss nutrition and food safety considerations for home fermenters. We will describe and sample the use of fermentation in a wide variety of foods. Register here. (Instructor: Leslie Shallcross, UAF Cooperative Extension)

Just Say No to Diabetes
Tuesday, March 8, 12-1 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Learn to prevent or delay diabetes with nutritionist Leslie Shallcross. Register here.

Emergency/Disaster Preparedness: Energy
Tuesday, March 8, 7:30-9 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

In Alaska, every resident or family needs one week of provisions available and ready to go in case of evacuation during an emergency. Emergency plans often have detailed lists of instant foods, first-aid supplies, water, etc., but may not mention the need for devices for heating, lighting, electrical generation, cooking food or purifying water. Register here.

Toxic-Free Home
Wednesday, March 9, 10-11 a.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Just how healthy do you keep your home? Do you realize that the healthier you keep your dwelling the healthier the occupants generally are? Learn what you can do–whether renting or owning–to keep your home as the best living environment possible. This workshop will also go oer how to eliminate toxins in your home. Register here.

Indoor Air Quality
Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m.-noon
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Is your home free of silent-yet-harmful gasses such as radon and carbon monoxide? Or free of allergens such as mold? Learn how to monitor and maintain the air quality in your home. Register here.

Greenhouse Heat
Wednesday, March 9, 12-1 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

If only you could get an extra month before breakup to start plants and an extra month after the first freeze to mature the produceā€¦ Well, there are inexpensive ways to do so with passive solar boxes, heat sinking and thermal mass storage. Learn how you can boost up the heat on the shoulder seasons and extend your plant growth with a little know-how and some common materials. Register here.

Garden Design
Wednesday, March 9, 6-7 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Let’s talk about garden design and tips for seeing your garden with new vision. Register here. (Instructor: Carroll Samuelson)

Let’s Visit Barrow
Thursday, March 10, 12-1:15 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

This presentation will cover access, accommodations, attractions and activities, as well as the location, history and culture of Barrow. Register here.

Composting Class
Thursday, March 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Composting is 10 percent science and 90 percent art. This workshop aims to give you just enough of the science to help you become dangerous–and even successful–by looking at composting from the biological and chemical perspective. Register here.

Super Hardy Perennials
Thursday, March 10, 6-8 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

Learn what perennials grow best in Anchorage. Master Gardener Marya Morrow will show you an extensive array of perennials that will create all-season color in your garden. Planting the right perennials will save you time and money. Register here.

Peonies for Fun and Profit
Friday, March 11, 12-1:30 p.m.
Anchorage Cooperative Extension Service (1675 C St.)

This workshop will offer an overview of Alaska’s cut-flower peony industry and provide growing tips for the home gardener. Register here. (Instructor: Julie Riley, Extension Horticulture Agent)

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