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Food Week: Preserving Made Easy

September 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

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Preserving the bounty of the season doesn’t have to be a lot of work or expensive. It doesn’t necessarily need a lot of equipment or training either. In this workshop led by Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, Janet Melrose, learn some of the simple and easy methods to ‘put up’ the harvest and enjoy later.

After a short talk covering hygiene, methods, equipment and options we will be getting to work and making some preserves to take home. All supplies and equipment are provided. You just need to bring an apron and your enthusiasm!

  • Friday, Sep. 15 | 6-8 pm
  • Montgomery Community Association – 5003 16 Ave NW
  • Ages 14+
  • Registration required.
  • Childminding available upon request in registration.
  • Workshop materials, snacks and refreshments provided.

This event is part of Neighbourhood Food Week – a week-long celebration and exploration of free food fun in Bowness, Greenwood Village, and Montgomery. Neighbourhood Food Week is made possible in part with generous support from the Community Hubs Initiative: A partnership between The City of Calgary and United Way of Calgary with Rotary as a founding partner, and the Arusha Centre’s Climate Action Grant.

Volunteers Needed – Get involved at Food Week! Click here to see volunteer opportunities for this event.

About Janet

Janet Melrose is ‘Calgary’s Cottage Gardener’, specializing in Garden Education, Horticultural Therapy and advocating for a Sustainable Local Food System: successfully synthesising Community-Based Horticultural Therapy programs located in Community Gardens and other organizations with working with all gardeners to develop their skills and experience of gardening for enjoyment, health and sustenance.

Janet is passionate about sharing her knowledge and contributing to the community through workshops and various media outlets, including being a regular contributor to the

‘The Gardener for Cold Climates’ and ‘Calgary Gardening’ and now co-author with Sheryl Normandeau for the ‘Guides for the Prairie Gardener series of books.


Her motto is ‘Grow, Nurture, and Bloom’.

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September 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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Montgomery Community Association
5003 16 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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