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Treasure Valley gardening events include class on pollinators

Tuesday, July 26

Grilling Summer Vegetables: 6:30 p.m. at Sur La Table, the Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave. Get inspired with the chefs of Sur La Table. We will be firing up the grill and showing you how to utilize your fresh home grown veggies in new and unique ways. Sponsored by the Idaho Botanical Garden. $20 IBG members, $25 nonmember. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Gardening for Pollinators: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Ann DeBolt, IBG botanist, and Elizabeth Dickey, IBG education director, will share tips on how to attract bees, butterflies, hoverflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Take a walk with them to view their favorite pollinator friendly plants and watch the pollinators in action. $15 IBG members, $20 nonmember. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Harness the Harvest: Food Dehydration: 7 p.m. at Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Join Anjel Griggs of Boise Grange to learn about food dehydration and preservation. She’ll demonstrate using a dehydrator and discuss sun drying, oven drying, and other methods of preservation. Samples available. Free. 972-8320.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Harness the Harvest: Food Dehydration: 7 p.m. at Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Join Anjel Griggs of Boise Grange to learn about food dehydration and preservation. She’ll demonstrate using a dehydrator and discuss sun drying, oven drying, and other methods of preservation. Samples available. Free. 972-8340.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Harness the Harvest: Canning 101: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Join Tricia Carney, University of Idaho’s Master Food Safety Advisor, to learn how to safely preserve a variety of foods. She’ll cover basic canning techniques, supplies, the importance of research-based recipes, and where to find information. Free. 972-8300.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Harness the Harvest: Canning 101: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Join Tricia Carney, University of Idaho’s Master Food Safety Advisor, to learn how to safely preserve a variety of foods. She’ll cover basic canning techniques, supplies, the importance of research-based recipes, and where to find information. Free. 972-8200.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Pickling: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to make a variety of safe, high-quality pickled products. Watch a live demonstration on how to make sauerkraut. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Canning Basics: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to safely preserve your garden harvest using a boiling water canner. Focus on tomatoes and safe salsa. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Jams and Jellies: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to make soft spreads, homemade liquid pectin, and how to remake your soft spreads if they did not gel properly. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Hands-on Pressure Canning: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn about low-acid foods and how to process them using a pressure canner. Information on how to use and care for your pressure canner also provided. $40. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

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