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Growing and Hands-On Tomato Preserving Series Continues in Carlinville
July 31, 2017
Join University of Illinois Extension as Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator and Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator team up to provide a workshop on growing, pest management, and maintaining tomato plants followed up with what to do with picked tomatoes. Peterson will cover the nutritional benefits of tomatoes, freezing, drying, canning and participants will get the opportunity to water bath can salsa to take home.
Participants will receive a packet of information on disease and pest management information on growing a variety of tomatoes, information on canning, freezing, and drying tomatoes, and a recipe booklet. The course will also give individuals the chance to explore the benefits of growing and preserving their own tomatoes. This is a hands-on workshop. Come enjoy a festive August morning talking about tomatoes.
This program will be held at the Macoupin County Extension Office in Carlinville, IL on August 15th from 9:00am-1:00pm. This class is part of the Unit 18 Eat Local Initiative and all costs are covered by a grant funded by the Lumpkin Family Foundation. Follow the Eat Local Challenge on Facebook and learn about upcoming events, information about growing and maintaining home gardens, visiting local farmers markets, and useful tips, recipes, and methods for preserving locally grown food.
Pre-registration is required by August 11. Registration can be done by calling the Macoupin County Extension Office or online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/. For any questions or concerns please call the Macoupin County Extension office at 217-854-9604 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.
Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness, firstname.lastname@example.org