Do you want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden’s bounty? University of Idaho Extension invites the public to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of foods. Participants learn how to produce high-quality, preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety.
Registration deadline is Monday, June 15. The first lesson of the six-week course opens on-line on Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. MST. Each lesson includes online text (that can be downloaded and printed), online bulletin board to facilitate participant discussion, and a real-time weekly chat to interact with classmates and instructors. The weekly on-line chat session for the first lesson will be on Thursday, June 25, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. MST.
Topics to be covered include: Foodborne Illness – causes and prevention, Spoilage and Canning Basics, Canning High Acid foods, Canning Specialty High Acid Foods – pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc., Canning Low Acid Foods, and Freezing and Drying. Supplemental materials will include materials on planting varieties for food preservation, cold storage and root cellaring.
The cost is $35 plus the cost of supplemental materials. Many of the supplemental materials are available free, on-line. For information, contact Laura Sant at 208-852-1097 or email@example.com.