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Campus News

November 12th, 2018

Food Dehydrating Made Easy: Herb Growing to be offered at Southern High School

Garrett College in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension is sponsoring a one-session course, Food Dehydrating Made Easy: Herb Growing, at Southern High School in Oakland. The class will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 6-9:15 p.m.

Food drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use - it can either be an alternative to canning or freezing, or compliment these methods. Fruit leathers, banana chips and beef jerky can all be dried year-round at home. This course will highlight what one should do to insure a safe product to share with family and friends. Herbs are a great item to dry and can be grown year-round. This class will discuss growing herbs that can be dried for year-round use.

The course is being instructed by Ashley Bodkins and Lisa McCoy. Bodkins received her B.S. degree in agronomy from WVU and has an A.A. degree in horticulture from Potomac State College. She works for the University of Maryland Extension where she answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County. McCoy also works with the University of Maryland Extension as a family and consumer sciences educator in healthy living. As a registered dietitian, she works with individuals to make healthy choices while saving money and offering suggestions for meal planning and shopping.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Anyone with a disability that requires special assistance for participation in the program should contact the extension office at 301-334-6960.

To register for the course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.