Roundup of gardening news for Oct. 22, 2020

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Food course. Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by preserving fruits and vegetables and meats at home.

The Ohio State University Extension family and consumer sciences will teach the basics of home canning and preservation through a virtual series called Food Preservation Office Hours. These online classes emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who preserves fruits, vegetables and meats understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.

All online classes are free and are on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. Topics include the following:

  • Oct. 27: Canning meat, poultry and game;
  • Nov. 3: Making jerky; and
  • Nov. 10: Making sauerkraut.

Join OSU Extension educators for one or more of these free programs by registering at Contact Judy Villard Overocker at OSU Extension, 419-747-8755, with questions.

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