Heritage Homestead hosting Intro to Canning class April 9

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Heritage Homestead will host an Intro to Canning class on Tuesday, April 9, at the home of Joanna McConnell, located at 558 Hills Chapel Road in Falkville, from 6-8:30 p.m. (Gauge Day)

FALKVILLE, Ala. – Heritage Homestead will host an Intro to Canning class on Tuesday, April 9, at the home of Joanna McConnell, located at 558 Hills Chapel Road in Falkville. Scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. to accommodate working families, this class promises to be a comprehensive guide to both water bath and dry canning methods. The class is free.

Tammy Hodo, a veteran canner with years of experience, will teach the class. Participants will learn about the necessary tools and supplies for canning and safe foods for preservation and walk away with simple yet effective recipes. Hodo’s approachable teaching style aims to make canning accessible for beginners while offering valuable insights for seasoned canners.

“Tammy has many tips and tricks to make the canning process less intimidating and she will walk through all of the steps for first-time canners so they can be successful in preserving food this way,” shared event coordinator Joanna McConnell.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to take home a jar of water bath-canned salsa or dry canned flour, prepared during the class to demonstrate the canning process. In addition to the hands-on learning experience, the class encourages a sense of community through a shared meal.

“We ask that people who come bring a simple finger food so we can all eat and fellowship together before we get started learning,” McConnell added.

Families are encouraged to attend, as children are welcome to join and play together during the class.

“It’s never too early to expose your children to new skills,” McConnell noted, emphasizing the inclusive nature of the class.

The Natural Living Workshop series, including the Intro to Canning class, stems from Michael and Joanna McConnell’s desire to foster a community focused on natural living and skill sharing.

“We teach about simple and practical things that you can do at home to live more naturally, but we also work hard to provide a community. We strive to be a place where you can ask questions and we can all collaborate to find answers and to help each other. We work to provide a place where if you are just curious about ways to live more naturally or if you are full-time homesteaders that we can all grow together. Our passion is to create a community, not that is marked by where you live in relation to each other, but one that supports each other as we work to better ourselves, one choice at a time,” explained Joanna McConnell.

For more information, contact McConnell at mckidslearnathome@gmail.com, send a message to the Heritage Homestead Facebook page or reach out directly via text or call to 205-441-3095.