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First Friday: Putting Up the Harvest

November 4 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

First Fridays are held on the first Friday of every month (except July) from 12-12:45 pm via Zoom. Join Marion SWCD staff and subject matter experts to learn something new about soil and water conservation and a wide array of related topics.

Join us for a presentation by OSU Extension’s Master Food Preserver Program’s new Food Security and Safety Program Manager, Jared Hibbard, on putting up the harvest and using garden produce for Thanksgiving and other seasonal celebrations. RSVP to receive the Zoom link for this free event.

Jared Hibbard-Swanson is an organic gardener and home food preserver who loves to share the bounty of Oregon’s farms and gardens. Jared is the statewide manager for OSU Extension’s food security and safety programs, and he supports the Master Food Preserver program along with other food access efforts.

OSU Master Food Preservers are trained volunteers who complete a 40+ hour certification program to learn research-based principles and practices of safe home food preservation. The Master Food Preservers empower their communities to enjoy fresh local produce year round by teaching best practices for canning, freezing, dehydrating, and other food storage techniques.