Are your children interested in gardening or cooking? If so this summer workshop is right for them. Teaching youth how to preserve food from the garden is a great skill for your children to have.
On June 16th, the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service is providing two canning workshops which will be held at the OCCHD NE Regional Health & Wellness Center located at 2600 N.E. 63rd St., OKC, OK 73111.
“Salsa Canning” is geared for older kids, ages 13 to 15. This workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of water bath canning and the different types of salsa that can be made! All participants will take home a jar of salsa they make. In the afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. a canning workshop designed for the younger kids, ages 9 to 12 will be offered. This workshop, “Jams & Jellies”, will consist of kids making homemade jams and jellies using a hot water bath. They also will be able to take home the jar of jelly they make in class along with delicious recipes.
“Learning the basic of home food preservation is very important even to the younger generation”, stated Amanda Ford, the Oklahoma County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and a Registered Dietitian. “These workshops will teach kids how to preserve foods properly and give them skills that will last a lifetime”.
Pre-registration fee of $10 is required no later than June 12th and space is limited. In order to be considered enrolled you must send payment to Oklahoma County OSU Extension Service, 2500 N.E. 63rd St., OKC, OK 73111
For more information about this and other youth summer camp programs, please visit their website at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma or feel free to contact their office at 405-713-1125.