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Learn to preserve produce grown in gardens at upcoming education program

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2013

TAVARES — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting a “Saturday in the Garden” event featuring the 90-minute program “Food Preservation Basics,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

“Participants will learn the basics of preserving foods through canning, freezing and dehydrating,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences agent. “Information includes equipment needed, estimated costs and safety procedures.”

To register for the class, visit http://foodpresnovember.eventbrite.com. The fee for the class is $5 for adults and free for children 16 years old or younger. For more information about the class, call 352-343-4101.

“Saturday in the Garden” takes place the first Saturday of each month, and features expert speakers covering topics related to agriculture, landscape, nutrition and health.

Participants also are invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office. The gardens are free to enter, and open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. The class is not required to visit the gardens.

The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County provides research-based information and educational programs cooperatively with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida for all aspects of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, the home environment, financial management and 4-H youth programs.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Lake County Extension Office
352-343-4101
http://foodpresnovember.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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