Canning

Learn how to properly can and preserve food with classes from the Washington State University Extension program. 

Canning Tomatoes and Salsas - Sept. 10

Learn the basics of canning tomatoes and salsas at this food preservation class put on by the Washington State University Extension Program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1919 NE 78th Street Vancouver. This class will teach you the many varieties and techniques behind canning your own tomato products. Registration is $20 and available at brownpapertickets.com/event/4071280 or by calling (564) 397-5773.

Put Your Garden to Bed - Sept. 11

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, join other Master Gardeners in “Putting Your Garden to Bed.” Washington State University Master Gardener Harilee Hertig will teach how to put your summer garden to rest for the season and prepare it for a great growing season next year. No registration is required for this free class held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Ave., Longview. For more information call Carlee Dowell at (360) 577-3014x0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us.

Growing Cover Crops in the Home Garden - Sept. 14

Learn about the many benefits and joys of growing cover crops at this free workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground. Ian Wilson, founder of Portland Edible Gardens, will teach how to select the right cover crops for your needs, when and how to sow your seeds and what to do with the crop in the spring. No registration is required for this event. For more information call (360) 397-6060x5738 or email erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables - Sept 17

Learn the basics of dehydrating fruits, vegetables, and herbs successfully and what is the best equipment to use for drying at this workshop put on by the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. Starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1919 NE 78th St.,

Vancouver, the class will also teach pre-treatment methods, storage and proper containers for the dried product. Registration is required. Cost is $20. Tickets can be bought at brownpapertickets.com/event/4071283 or by calling (564) 397-5733

Preserving Vegetables, Beans and Soups - Sept. 24

Learn how to pressure-can vegetables, beans and soups, as well as selecting the proper pressure canner at this workshop put on by the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, event-goers will learn the correct preparation for freezing vegetables, beans and soups and the proper storage of your canned and frozen goods, shelf life and more. 

Learn the basics of pressure-canning vegetables, beans and soups, how to select a pressure canner, why it is used and its safe use. Learn the correct prep for freezing vegetables, beans and soups, broths and packaging. Also covered is the proper storage of your canned and frozen goods, shelf life and more. Registration for the class that takes place at 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver is required and is $20. Tickets can be bought at brownpapertickets.com/event/4071284 by calling (564) 397-5733.

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