Please join us for one or all of our classes at the Lafayette Community Garden across from the Reservoir. These classes are interactive, informative, fun, and, generally, FREE*, so come join us and prepare to get your hands dirty!
ALL IN A JAR: Canning Basics with Penny Porter
September 21 | 3:30 – 5:00
18 and up
Come and have fun learning the basics on water bath canning for high-acid foods. We will discuss the best foods for this process, the tools you need and the do’s and don’ts. There are many tricks and techniques that make canning a unique process for extending the life of your favorite foods. Most importantly, this class will provide quintessential knowledge and skills for how to begin canning in your home.
*Classes, unless otherwise specified, are FREE, although a $5 donation per participant/$10 per family is appreciated.
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Our Mission: To inspire and motivate citizens of all ages to share and increase their knowledge about the importance of sustainable growing practices which promote a healthier community and earth.
Our endeavors will be guided by four fundamental values:
- Nature Is Our Teacher
- Sustainability Is A Community Practice
- The Real World Is The Optimal Learning Environment
- Sustainable Living Is Rooted In A Deep Knowledge Of Place
(The wording of these values is borrowed from Smart By Nature ™ a learning framework developed by the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley.)
The primary mechanisms for achieving our mission are to:
- Use our garden site to teach about organic gardening, the riparian ecosystem and local Native American culture
- Provide classes that focus on inter-generational learning of sustainable practices
- Inform the community about other learning opportunities, activities and practices
- Partner with other institutions to support sustainable living education.