If you have canning experience and would like to share it with us newbies, please provide me with an exact Date, Time and Location, along with how many people you think would fit into the kitchen.
Several people mentioned churches so they might be able to host more people. Others could host small groups in their homes and members can pick and choose which meetup works best for them.
This series of meetups will be Canning 101 level. We will have some more advanced canning and food preserving classes as the season moves on, especially around harvesting time.
I suggest doing one water-bath and one pressure canner demonstration. Maybe something like strawberries and asparagus, just to keep it in season.
If you're going to have more than one range going at a time and don't mind people bringing their own canners, food and jars, please specify that in the email. Otherwise I'll assume you'll be using your own canning equipment to host the class, and others should come empty-handed just to watch.
Let me know if children are not welcome; otherwise we'll assume they are. Parents - Due to limited space in most kitchens, your children will count as guests on this one.
Of course, I'm sure the host would love donations of canning jars, lids, pectin, or whatever you want to bring to thank them for their time. ;-)
Please get the time and dates to me by tomorrow, as I will be out of town starting Thursday.
This is a place to meet other locals interested in Urban Homesteading and simple living skills like gardening, food preservation, caring for livestock, wilderness survival, alternative energy, edible landscaping, permaculture, container gardening . . . sustainability and resilience. These skills enable you to live harmoniously with nature's processes thereby improving the habitat for all living things around you.