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Food Preservation Series

Are you looking to learn how to preserve your own food through home canning? Home canning is an excellent way to turn foods grown in your garden or in your local area into a creation of art that you can eat!

Using proper canning methods is extremely important in keeping your family safe when eating home canned foods. Improper canning methods can result in the production of C. Botulinum, which is responsible for the illness known as Botulism. Botulism mimics a stroke and results in facial paralysis, drooping eyelids, drooling, and in severe cases, can lead to death.

Our food preservation classes for 2019 have been postponed due to decreased interest. If you have a group of five or more participants, please email Cassidy Hall at to schedule a workshop.