Apply to become a Community Food Preservation Guide

posted Aug 12, 2010, 11:12 AM by Stephanie Hankerson
New program starting this harvest season - apply to become a  Community Food Preservation Guide:
Learn current food preservation safety, techniques and community leadership skills to help your family, neighborhood
and community to preserve locally grown foods, become healthier and build a greater sense of community.

The Food Preservation Network is a new initiative whose aim is to expand community capacity to preserve locally grown foods
to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and build a greater sense of community. The project is piloting food preservation
models in the City of Minneapolis during the Fall of 2010.

Program -
Participants will take part in advanced training with University of Minnesota Extension Specialists and leaders in the Food Preservation
Network. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate designating you as a Community Food Preservation Guide for
high-acid foods and freezing. This certification will enable you to provide technical guidance and coordination for community-based
food preservation events and make you eligible for additional education and advancement.

During this pilot year, this program is only available to Minneapolis residents.

To learn more and apply - please review and complete the online application:

The Minneapolis project of the Food Preservation Network is being implemented in partnership with the Department of Health and Family Support. Funding for this project comes from the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), which aims to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by reducing the burden of chronic disease.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact: Ana Micka, Food Preservation Network., 612-741-6437