CANCELED-Cooking From Your Garden Class with Tracey Raggi!

THIS COOKING CLASS IS CANCELED DUE TO ONGOING FIRE EVACUATIONS IN THE ILLINOIS VALLEY CAUSED BY THE SMITH RIVER FIRE COMPLEX. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING! A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Get ready for your summer bounty! Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday August 26, 2023 from 2-4pm at the Kerby Belt Building for a “Cooking From Your Garden” Workshop, led by OSU Master Gardner & Food Preserver Tracey Raggi.

Eating fresh from the garden is a wonderful, money saving practice! This this 2-hour class, you will learn multiple ways to prepare vegetables fresh from the garden for daily eating. Included will be recipes, suggestions for stir frying, soups, casseroles, and suggested condiments to stretch your food dollar and enliven your diet. Suggestions for your home preserved foods will be included. Bring an apron and if you have extra from the garden, bring some of your produce!

Class Fee: Suggested donation of $5-$10 to cover rental and staff costs. Donations are always appreciated, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We do expect this class to fill up! This workshop is hosted by Spiral Living Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Illinois Valley since 2006. All donations aid us in fulfilling our mission.

The Kerby Belt Building is located at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

Food Preservation Class: Pressure Canning & Fermentation

Get ready for your summer bounty! Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday June 17, 2023 from 2-4pm at the Kerby Belt Building for a Food Preservation Workshop on Pressure Canning & Fermentation, led by OSU Master Gardner & Food Preserver Tracey Riggi.

Preserving food harvested from gardens, fruit trees, and farms, keeps food to eat in times when less is available and provides a sense of accomplishment! Safe, scientifically researched methods for canning and fermentation are ways of preserving edible food at home for quick use later. Pressure Canning is a wonderful process for specifically preserving meats, soups, and other low acidic foods!

In this 2 hour class, you’ll learn 2 additional types of food preservation methods and which ones work best for certain foods, time, supplies, skills, and equipment needed. With 12 years of experience, Tracey will share tips and tricks on how to use up your harvest and maximize the nutritional content of your stored foods! This workshop is open to all skill levels and is a wonderful starting point for beginners or those who would like a refresher on preservation methods. Come prepared with a notebook and pen!

Class Fee: suggested donation of $5-$10 to cover rental and staff costs. Please register to hold your space by clicking the button below. Donations are always appreciated, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We do expect this class to fill up! This workshop is hosted by Spiral Living Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Illinois Valley since 2006. All donations aid us in fulfilling our mission.

The Kerby Belt Building is located at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

Food Preservation Class: Freezing, Waterbath Canning, & Dehydrating

Get ready for your summer bounty! Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday May 13, 2023 from 2-4pm at the Kerby Belt Building for a Food Preservation Workshop on Freezing, Water-Bath Canning, & Dehydrating, led by OSU Master Gardener & Food Preserver Tracey Riggi.

Preserving food harvested from gardens, fruit trees, and farms, keeps food to eat in times when less is available and provides a sense of accomplishment! Safe, scientifically researched methods for canning, freezing and drying are ways of preserving edible food at home for quick use later. Several benefits of choosing to use home food preservation methods include saving available food for later use, preference over commercially prepared products, family tradition or cultural practices and, accommodating special dietary considerations.

In this 2 hour class, you’ll learn 3 basic types of food preservation methods and which ones work best for certain foods, time, supplies, skills, and equipment needed. With 12 years of experience, Tracey will share tips and tricks on how to use up your harvest and maximize the nutritional content of your stored foods. This workshop is open to all skill levels and is a wonderful starting point for beginners or those who would like a refresher on preservation methods. Come prepared with a notebook and pen!

Class Fee: suggested donation of $5-$10 to cover rental and staff costs. Please register to hold your space by clicking “add to cart.” Donations are always appreciated, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We do expect this class to fill up!

This workshop is hosted by Spiral Living Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Illinois Valley since 2006. All donations aid us in fulfilling our mission.

The Kerby Belt Building is located at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.