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August 17th, 2018

Cucumbers: Pickle Your Pickings to be offered at Southern High School

Garrett College in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension is sponsoring a one-session course, Cucumbers: Pickle Your Pickings, at Southern High School in Oakland. The class will be held on Wednesday, August 29th, 6-9:15 p.m.

Learn what cucumber varieties will produce large quantities. Key pests and diseases that you should be on the lookout for will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to make non-fermented pickles from cucumbers as well as green beans, beets, carrot, peppers, zucchini and many more possibilities. The final step is either canning or freezing these yummy treats!

The course is being instructed by Ashley Bodkins and Lisa McCoy. Bodkins received her B.S. degree in Agronomy from West Virginia University 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 offers 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.