The Iowa State University Extension is offering a new program for gardeners. Nancy Adrian with the Washington County Extension says Preserve the Taste of Summer provides both online classes and hands-on workshops to those who want to learn how to preserve foods safely.
The eight online classes will give background information on safe food preservation. Adrian says you must first complete two lessons on general food safety practices and canning basics plus one or two subject matter lessons in order to take part in a hands-on workshop.
To learn more about the Preserve the Taste of Summer course, follow this link.