Do you enjoy picking, eating or preserving your own home-grown berries? Quite a variety of backyard berries can be successfully grown in our local area with a little know how. Your berry plants, bushes and vines can produce an abundance of tasty fruit to enjoy year-round.
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers of Amador County for their free Public Education class, “Berries to Jam” on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Learn how to successfully select, plant and care for various berries, including cane berries and strawberries, appropriate for a home garden in the foothills. Site selection, care and pruning will be discussed. This class will also include up to date, UC research-based information on food safety and berry preservation.
Master Food Preservers will discuss and demonstrate methods to safely preserve berries. They will also provide instruction in the proper use of preservation equipment to help you manage a bountiful harvest and enjoy home grown berries all year long. Handouts will be provided. This class is free and open to the public.
Reservations are not required. Classes are held from 9:00 am to Noon at the Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson. https://ucanr.edu/sites/Amador_County_MGs/Classes/?calitem=443071&g=47275