Event Detail

Workshop: Canning and Drying the Homegrown Harvest


25, 2013


From 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Event: Homegrown
Status: Closed

The abundance of summer calls us to the timeless tasks of food preservation so we can enjoy the bounty long after the harvest has been gathered. Join the homegrown revolution and learn a simple canning technique for acid fruits and tomatoes. Rachel will discuss safety issues, equipment, ingredients and theory and then you’ll experience first-hand how the process works. It so simple and easy, anyone can do it! She’ll cover water bath, flip kettle and steam canning. You’ll get a chance to try-out your new skills by making fruit sauce, and, if time allows, tomatoes.  We’ll also touch on other forms of food preservation including solar drying and dehydration basics. Learn how to build your own solar drying rack. Everyone goes home with a jar or two of food canned during the class, and the skills to do it yourself!

About the Instructor: 

Rachel Kaplan works as a somatic psychotherapist, homesteader, educator and mother. She lives with her family on a small homestead they call Tiny Town Farm. She is the author (with K. ruby Blume) of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. She recently founded Eco-Somatic Action, an ongoing inquiry into body- and place-based transformation. Rachel is a long-time daily actor and a driving force in the local homegrown community. 

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