UAF workshops cover energy and emergencies

Time: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22
Location: UAF Schaible Auditorium

Upcoming Cooperative Extension Service workshops at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Schaible Auditorium will focus on using solar energy for growing food and on emergency preparedness.

Extension energy specialist Art Nash will join Tim Prather of the University of Tennessee Extension at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 for a workshop on using solar energy for food production, followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on energy sources to use in case of an emergency. The first workshop will cover photovoltaic electric panels, evacuated tubes, parabolic dishes and passive solar materials. The emergency energy workshop will highlight compact, efficient cooking and heating options powered by propane, white gas and wood.

At 4 p.m. Feb. 22, Nash will lead a workshop on emergency preparedness recommendations to help homeowners prepare for natural disasters or wildfires. He will also talk about an emergency disaster homeowner handbook Extension and the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program are developing. For more information, contact Nash at 907-474-6366 or

CONTACT: Debbie Carter, 907-474-5406,