Ages 15 and up With the growing season nearly finished, it is time to learn the basics of home garden preservation and to enjoy the summer bounty in the cool winter months. Homemade jams, spicy salsas, fresh beans, and fermented cabbage can all be enjoyed over the winter. Home canning of fresh food provides a number of benefits, including: lower grocery bills, sustainable lifestyles, and better nutrition through control of the ingredients that go into your food. Once you know the basics, home canning is really quite easy. This class will introduce you to the tools/equipment, food safety, and produce/ingredient selection needed to successfully do it this season and for years to come.