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Treasure Valley gardening events include classes on drying, canning, pickling

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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