Food Preservation Classes
Are you growing a garden this summer? Like to shop at farmers markets? Belong to a CSA? Want to have summer produce all winter long? University of Missouri Extension is offering a series of food preservation classes at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence this summer. These classes are hands-on workshops to give you practical experience in preserving food safely. You take home the product you prepare at each class. Flyer
Thursday, June 27 – 6-8 pm: Salsa from Your Garden
Thursday, July 11 – 6-8:30 pm: Pressure Canning Summer Produce
Monday, July 22 – 6-8 pm: Dehydrating Fruit, Veggies, and Jerky
Thursday, Aug. 8, 6-8 pm: Making Fantastic Jams and Jellies
Classes are $20 each. Contact Karen Elliott, email@example.com or 816-482-5850.
Grow Your Farm Makes Local Headlines
The Grow Your Farm session made local headlines. Check out the television report from Fox4 News. http://fox4kc.com/2013/02/25/special-report-back-to-the-farm/
4-H Youth Fair Dates Set
The Clay County 4-H Youth Fair will be held July 10-14, 2013 at Earnest Shepherd Youth Center. Full Schedule.
Now is the time to get your soil tested to avoid spending unneeded cash on nutrients your soil might not need. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing information under Services for specific instructions.
Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? Based on the most recent census data, over 4,000 grandparents in the Northland are living with grandchildren under the age of 18.
Clay County Extension and the Clay County Senior Services have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program. Information about the monthly support group meetings can be found on the following link.
Master Gardeners answer questions
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are in full swing with Master Gardeners answering calls Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. You may even call the hotline at your convenience, leaving your questions on gardens, flowers, trees and anything having to do with urban horticulture on the answering machine in the evening and they will return your call the next day. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE). You can also bring in samples or stop by and visit with a Master Gardener at the Clay County location on Tuesday or Thursday.