Preserve @ Home - A six week On-line Class for adults


University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension offer Preserve@Home to teach adults how to safely preserve a variety of food products.  Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. 

Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome.  Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can enroll in Preserve@Home

Students progress through lessons at their own pace or at a time convenient to them.  

 Cost: $55 for 6 weeks of on-line classes and final lab. 

Enrollment deadline: January 16, 2018   Class starts: January 18, 2018

Brochure          Registration           Syllabus


On-line Course Description

On-line classroom instruction using University of Idaho Blackboard software monitored and facilitated by UI and OSU Extension Educators.

Each week’s lesson includes online text (that can be downloaded and printed), on-line forum to facilitate student discussion, a real-time chat to interact with classmates and a quiz to access student knowledge.

Weekly Lessons

  1. Foodborne Illness – causes and prevention
  2. Spoilage and Canning Basics
  3. Canning High Acid foods
  4. Canning Specialty High Acid Foods – pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc.
  5. Canning Low Acid Foods
  6. Freezing and Drying

At the conclusion of the course work a final exam is given.  Certificates will be awarded to successful participants.

Hands-on Lab

This 6-hour lab on February 24 or March 3 or 10, 2017 will give participants an opportunity to practice using pressure and water-bath canners.  The labs will be available in Josephine on February 24; Deschutes, Linn, Columbia, Klamath, and Wallowa counties on March 3 and Tillamook and Harney counties on March 10.


To Apply

Register online at by January 16 at

When you register, you will choose a location/date for the hands-on lab. If you would like to pay by check, you still need to complete the online registration and then mail your check by as soon as possible to OSU Extension Office/Tillamook County, 4506 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141. Your space is guaranteed once payment is received. Enrollment is limited. Contact the OSU Extension Office in Tillamook at 503-842-3433 if you need assistance.

A Web-based Food Preservation Course UI and OSU Extension Outreach

The University of Idaho and Oregon State University provide equal opportunity in education and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era, as required by state and  Federal laws.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, those requesting reasonable accommodations need to contact Laura Sant one week prior to the starting date of the program at

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