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From Planning to Canning

April 30, 2016

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Indy Urban Acres
7700 East 21st St., Indianapolis, IN


Interested in planting a garden and canning your results? Join us for a workshop with Indy Urban Acres to learn more about how to grow and preserve your own food. Workshop will include a tour of Indy Urban Acres facility, garden planning session, and canning demonstration. 

Plant Your Own Backyard Garden with Confidence

Tyler Gough is the farm manager at Indy Urban Acres, an 8-acre organic farm in Indianapolis that donates all harvested produce to local food banks. Tyler will give participants a tour of the farm, and offer tips on getting started on your own garden at home. What are the easiest fruits and vegetables to grow at home? What are some common misconceptions about planting a backyard garden? When is the best time to plant your garden? What should be planted with seeds? What are better with starter plants? He can answer these and many other questions for new or veteran gardeners.

Can Your Harvest and Eat Local All Year Long

Suzanne Krowiak is a Master Food Preserver and founder of Indy Food Swappers. She will demonstrate the most common form on canning, the boiling water bath. Learn about the equipment, safety guidelines, and best ways to store your local harvest. Participants will leave ready to tackle their own preservation projects at home. 

Free. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

Program will start with a tour of Indy Urban Acres departing from the parking lot at 7700 East 21st Street. Please dress for outdoors and be prepared to walk across uneven surfaces. 

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Learn how to plan and can your home garden!