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Food Preservation Seminar (5/19/2013)
My wife just sent this to me, posting it in case anyone is interested in attending.

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Pre-registration is required; call 717-295-2055.
Online registration is not available at this time.


Do you grow your own food? Do you buy local produce? Now learn how to preserve it so you can eat it year round. Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez as she takes you through the easy steps of safely preserving food in your own kitchen. Participants will experience the processes for freezing, drying and canning through hands-on demonstrations. $5.00/Participant
Location: Environmental Center, One Nature's Way, Lancaster
This event is 37 miles from you (17120).
2 PM - 4 PM
Phone: 717-295-2055
My wife attended this seminar and said it was pretty good. The person conducting it said she might do an actual live canning class instead of just the information class that this one was. I've contacted her to see if she'd like some assistance in giving that class and that I could bring equipment and help out in teaching.
The county cooperative extension offices sometimes have home preservation/canning classes, too. I had it bookmarked, but now I can't find it.

Those offices also test the dial gauges on pressure canners for people. The dial gauges are supposed to be tested every year or so, and when they're new. The dial gauges can be several pounds off, even new out of the box.
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