In the advent of the 100 mile diet, more and more people are taking to their hot water baths for some steamy home preserves. Interested in promoting SAFE canning techniques, a few hungry individuals came together last August and formed the People Preserving Food. At the end of May, we finished our first 'train the teacher' canning workshop. The experienced and inspiring experts, Diane Collis and Ellen Wickberg, walked the students (and soon to be teachers) through both a theory and practice session. The goal of the project is to have canning instructors in local organizations around Vancouver all working together to promote safe canning techniques.
People Preserving Food (PPF) includes the following people and organizations:Ellen Wickberg - Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Canning Community Kitchen
Diane Collis - Fresh Choice Kitchens, Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (http://www.communitykitchens.ca/main/)
Jill Dalton - Eastside Family Place
Diana Day - Vancouver Coastal Health (http://www.vch.ca/)
Debra Elliot - Circle of Eagles Lodge
Roberta LaQuagua - Your Local Farmers Market Society (www.eatlocal.org)
Melody Kurt - Hastings Community Centre
Ian Marcuse - Grandview Woodlands Food Connection
Tara Moreau - Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (http://www.spec.bc.ca)
Rihanna Nagel - Environmental Youth Alliance (http://www.eya.ca/)
Liz Perkins - Fruit Tree Project (http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fruit/)
The makings for fun and delicious rhubarb stew include:
Great teachers - Ellen and Diane.
I wanted to say a special thanks to Lynn Leong who was instrumental in getting this project up and running. Thanks so much Lynn - we will miss you:)