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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807
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August 25, 2017


"Seed to Jar" Workshop Set for Sep. 11 in Carthage;
Learn to Plant, Grow and Preserve Your Own Produce


LAMAR, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension horticulture, agriculture, and nutrition specialists will be providing an educational, hands-on workshop for garden growers and food preservers that want to learn more about the process from seed to jar.

The "Seed to Jar" workshop is set for 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 at First United Methodist Church, 617 S Main St., Carthage.

The cost of the class is $25 per person, and you must pre-register to attend.

Topics covered will include everything participants need to know to grow quality produce and can a safe product. The featured produce for this workshop is pumpkin and winter squash.

"This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions," said Lindsey Stevenson, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The class will begin with learning how to select the best varieties of pumpkins and squash for growing in your garden or selecting at market. Soil quality and fertility required to produce a healthy crop will be taught. How to fight off pests without harming your harvest, timing your harvest for best results; and using the most current researched recipes and procedures for pressure canning low-acid vegetables will also be taught.

MU Extension classes are for beginners to gardening and food preservation, and can also be a good refresher course for those with experience.

"The goal of this program is to provide participants with the confidence they need in home gardening and canning, and to direct them towards tested and trusted resources," said Stevenson.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Lindsey Stevenson at 417-682-3579 or e-mail stevensonlk@missouri.edu.


Source: Lindsey Stevenson, (417) 682-3579

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