Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Home Canning Safety Class Offering

Are you wondering what to do with all those vegetables you have produced in your community garden, or, as it is sometimes called, "urban garden"?

This just came in from "The City"

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will co-sponsor with other agencies a unique canning class called “Home Canning the Safe Way” at 1:30 and 6 p.m., Monday, July 13, at Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage.

The class will offer participants hands-on instruction by University of Missouri Extension staff on the proper techniques of canning and storing perishable food items, and take-home guide sheets will be provided.

The classes are $10 per person. Advance registration is required by Friday, July 10, by calling (417) 862-9284. Registration forms for other canning, jams/pickles and freezing classes are also available online at

In Greene County, more than 270 people registered for food preservation classes this summer, surpassing the 2008 enrollment of 28. The classes are sponsored by the Park Board, Greene County Commission, Greene County Extension Council and MU Extension.

For more information, media contact: David Burton, MU Extension, (417) 862-9284 or at

1 comment:

Sara said...

I found an old white glass mason jar lid in my pasture yesterday.