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Preserving the Harvest

Schedule and location

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months. Do you find yourself with piles of zucchini or mounds of berries during harvest season? Don’t let them go to waste! Learn how and what to freeze, dehydrate, ferment, and can. Learn to make pickles and jam with a step-by-step canning demonstration and tasting, and go home armed with all the tips and tricks you need to do it yourself. 


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Emily Paster, author and founder of Chicago Food Swap

Emily Paster’s passion for celebrating home cooks led her to found the Chicago Food Swap, an organization dedicated to bringing together cooks, bakers, canners, gardeners and foragers to trade homemade and homegrown foods. Emily’s print work on food and entertaining appears regularly in Chicago Parent magazine. One of Emily’s areas of expertise is home food preservation and she teaches canning classes and demonstrations throughout the Chicago area.

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Preserving the Harvest