Twenty-two free community classes, from yogurt making and garden planning to birch tapping, will be offered March 21-25 in Delta Junction.
Some of these classes are geared toward adults and others toward parents and children, such as the healthy lifestyle and winter wilderness survival classes, but many classes can be modified for all audiences.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service in Delta and the Delta Partners for Progress will host the mini classes as part of Extension Week in Delta.
Other topics will include chainsaw safety, forest stewardship, chaga, attracting birds to your environment, nutrient management for livestock, extending the growing season, cooking with barley, smartphones, estate planning, edible landscape, backyard beehives, seed starting, birch tapping and more. There will also be a 4-H meet-and-greet. Classes will run one to two hours at the Delta district Extension office and at the Delta Career Advancement Center. See the full schedule at www.uaf.edu/ces.
Instructors will include Extension agents and staff, a representative of the Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District and other enthusiasts. Seating is limited so please be sure to register by calling Christy Roden or Phil Kaspari at 907-895-4215 or stop by the office in the Jarvis Office Center. The registration deadline is March 18. Some classes may be cancelled in not enough people sign up.