Friday, June 30, 2017

Free Summer Harvest Classes for Briggs Ave. Community Garden

Briggs Avenue Community Garden.

Three exciting opportunities are coming up for learning about harvest at the Briggs Avenue Community Garden. The classes are free for Briggs Plot Owners and Master Gardeners. They will be conducted by Durham Co. Extension Agent Cheralyn Berry and Brandon Walton at the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office at 721 Foster St. in downtown Durham. Please email Pana Jones at or call 919-560-0525 to register for one or all of the classes.

Tomato Tasting with Craig LeHoullier, NC Tomato Man 
Saturday, July 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
Mr. LeHoullier has collaborated with Briggs Garden to grow out some of his newest genetic lines of tomatoes. Come hear him speak about his research and taste some of the newest tomatoes on earth. He will have his book, "Epic Tomatoes" available for sale.

Preserve the Harvest: Water Bath Canning
Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. - Noon
Save the taste of summer the easy way by water bath canning. Delicious tomato sauce and pickles can be enjoyed all year round when you have the skills to make your own. Simple food science concepts will be explained for safe technique.

Preserve the Harvest: Pressure Canning
Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. - Noon
Many foods can be safely pressure canned for convenience and health. Enjoy delicious dishes your family will love by learning how to make them ahead in large batches to serve during busy weeks. Save freezer space and be prepared for winter power outages with a full pantry of tasty meals. Simple food science concepts will be explained for safe technique.

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