Preserve @ Home - An Online Hybrid Course

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 12:00 am - Thu, Feb 28, 2019 12:00 am
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Preserve @ Home Syllabus


A Web-based Food Preservation Course with Hands-On Lab for Oregon Participants

Enrollment Deadline:  January 14, 2019  *  First Lesson Released:  January 17, 2019

Cost:  $55.00  Enrollment is limited.  No refunds after January 14. 

Preserve @ Home

University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension offer Preserve @ Home to teach adults how to safely preserve a variety of food products. This is a six-week series of on-line classes with a hands-on lab held in various regions around Oregon.  Each 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.

Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety.  Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can enroll in Preserve @ Home. Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome.  Students progress through weekly lessons at their own pace or at a time convenient to them, with an online chat session each Thursday at 1:00 PM, beginning on January 24.  

Weekly Lessons

  • Foodborne Illness – causes and prevention
  • Spoilage and Canning Basics
  • Canning High Acid Foods
  • Canning Specialty High Acid Foods – pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc.
  • Canning Low Acid Foods
  • Freezing and Drying

At the conclusion of the course work a final exam is given. Certificates will be awarded for those scoring 70% or higher.

Hands-on Lab

The hands-on lab will give Oregon participants an opportunity to practice using pressure and water-bath canners. Hands-on labs will be on: March 1 in Wallowa County, March 2 in Deschutes County and March 9 in Polk & Tillamook Counties. TBA - Harney County.

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

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.

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

Glenda Hyde

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