UMaine Extension offers food preserving workshops on July 20 and 27 in Presque Isle

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part, hands-on food preservation workshop with sessions on July 20 for part one and July 27 for part two at 57 Houlton Road in Presque Isle. Participants can choose whether to attend each portion at either 1–4 p.m. or 6–9 p.m. on both days. 

Part one will cover the basics of canning and water bath canning. Part two will focus on pressure canning, freezing and dehydrating garden produce. UMaine Extension professional Lisa Fishman will lead the workshop, and fresh produce and canning jars will be provided. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. Register on the program website. The cost is $15 for both workshops or $10 per class. The fee includes all materials. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207.834.3905;