Come learn the basics of water bath canning in order to preserve the local harvest this summer and the less local citrus fruits of winter. During the class we will go over food safety, techniques for preserving different types of fruits and vegetables, and tips for proper storage. We will be making citrus marmalade and spicy pickled carrots that you will be able to bring home with you.
Drew Gold has a deep love for food, from growing, to cooking, to preserving, to storytelling. She has ten years of experience cooking and growing food with a strong focus on how our food systems play into social justice issues. She has experience running school gardens and small farms, cooking in restaurants, and teaching people of all ages how to grow, cook and preserve their own food. She feels that the kitchen, the garden, and the act of sharing food has great beauty and power in bringing people together. Drew has found a home and community in Philadelphia and is proud to be part of local efforts toward a more just food system.
Ari Rosenberg is a passionate activist who is working to create a more just society through community action and organizing. She has been growing food for over 14 years in both rural and urban environments, and has been supporting urban youth in connecting with their food, gaining entrepreneurship skills and developing and enhancing leadership skills for over ten years. When not growing, cooking, or preserving food, you can find her biking or running around the city.