Safely Preserving at Home Spring 2018

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Safely preserving at home

Chatham County Center – North Carolina will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home”, a basic canning class. Learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home preserver now is the time to plan ahead and get prepared. Get the equipment and supplies out and inspect them so you are ready. Free testing of your canners, particularly Presto canner is now available through the Chatham County Center – N.C. Cooperative Extension office. Individuals interested in getting their canners tested only need to bring the lids with them.

We will be offering four identical sessions:

Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 17th  at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 24th  at 10:00 a.m.

Registration fee:  $15.00 for individual/couples

The class will run 2-1/2 hours with activity. Participants will receive class materials including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and CD of materials. Only one “Ball Blue for Canning” book will be provided to couple registrations.  Scholarships are available, considered individually.

Fees are NON-Refundable.  Class sizes will be limited so first-come, first-serve. Registration forms can be mailed in, or presented in person.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director at 919.542.8202 or or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating disability.