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The Pueblo County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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2021 Preserving the Harvest Series


Do you want to savor and save the goodness of Pueblo’s natural bounty? Learn how to preserve food at home safely while retaining high quality with the CSU Extension Food Preservation class series.

For ALL food Preservation Classes:
Location: Presented on the Zoom Platform. A zoom link will be provided at registration.
Presented by: Laura Griffin, CSU Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science
Contact: Laura or Christine at 719-583-6566 for more information.
Fee: $5.00 per class, limited space.

Register for each class online at:

Please note: These classes will focus on canning at high elevation of 4700 ft.

If you register for a class but are unable to attend live, the class will be recorded and available for 30 days for you to review at your leisure.


Ticket sales end five days prior to the class date.



home canned green beans, carrots, tomato sauce, beetsFood Preservation Basics– Wednesday, May 5, 2021- 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Discover the three main methods of preserving foods and the basics of each method.





eight jars of peach jelleyJams and Jellies – Wednesday, May 19, 2021- 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn the role of pectin in gelling and get hints and tips to get the right consistency. Receive recipes for canned jams and jellies as well as freezer/refrigerator jellies.





six jars of home canned pearsWater Bath Canning– Wednesday, June 9, 2021 -1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This workshop will hone your canning skills using the water bath method for high acid fruits.





six jars of home canned green beansPressure Canning – Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This workshop will teach pressure canning skills for low acid foods. Learn ways to prevent spoilage and illness.





three jars of home canned pickle spearsPickling – Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Making and canning your own pickles is one of the easiest things you can do with produce! This class will cover pickling fruits, pickling vegetables, and pickled relishes.