Food-preparation classes starting at East High School

Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County is offering hands-on classes on how to safely preserve food at home and enjoy produce throughout the year.

The five-week series, taught by Master Food Preserver Harriet Armstrong, will cover freezing, boiling water bath, pressure canning and drying. Individual classes can also be taken to accommodate schedules and interests.

Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Class sizes is limited. Dates and topics are:

  • Food Safety and Freezing Food, June 1
  • Boiling Water Processing, June 8
  • Pressure Canning, June 15
  • Pickling and Drying Foods, June 22
  • Jams and Jellies, June 29

Attend all classes or select ones you want. Participants will take home products from each session.

Registration fee is $10 per class or $45 for the complete series. Cost is $35 per person for a couple sharing materials. Pre-registration is required one week prior to each workshop.

To register, call the Bartholomew County Extension Office at 812-379-1665 or visit and fill out the form.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.