Permaculture Hawkesbury: Home Canning & Preserving Workshop

Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Workshops

Home canning and preserving are great ways to reduce waste, prolong food, and preserve garden produce. Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc will hold an introductory workshop on home canning and preserving at the Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre on Saturday, 23 March 2024.

According to Permaculture Hawkesbury, the workshop will include a presentation and a hands-on canning session. During this session, attendees will make their own preserves using local and seasonal ingredients.

“In this particular workshop, we will pressure canning carrots. Participants will learn how to safely preserve high acid foods through water bath canning and low acid foods through pressure canning,” the community organisation mentioned.

Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Water Bath Canning
© permaculture hawkesbury valley inc

From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, the workshop will cover topics such as:

    • Food safe practices for boiling water bath canning of high acid and acidified foods
    • Food-safe practices for pressure canning of low-acid foods, including vegetables, meats, seafood, soups and stews
    • Detailed information on canning equipment, tools and ingredients
    • Canning your own or locally sourced seasonal produce to last throughout the year
    • Along with a jar of preserved carrots, participants will take home an information pack containing all the information covered in class and some fabulous recipes to try at home.

Tickets cost $70.14 (including the $5.14 Eventbrite fee) and can be booked online: Introduction to Home Canning and Preserving. Light refreshments will be provided.

Permaculture Hawkesbury Canning Equipment

It will be held at the Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre, located at Cnr Science Rd, Campus Drive in Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond NSW. Participants are advised to enter via Vines Drive.

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