Coastal Wild Berry Jams with Henry Stanley
Teacher: Henry Stanley
Late summer is berry-season in the Pacific Northwest, with vines and bushes overloaded with blackberry, salal and huckleberry. This one-day workshop offers students the chance to learn about the ecological and cultural significance of these fruits, while learning how to preserve the summer bounty in the form of low-sugar jams. Henry will guide the group through an introduction to jam-making and hot bath canning, two fundamental homesteading skills. After mastering a basic low-sugar jam, Henry will guide students in extracting natural pectin from foraged crab apples and how to turn sweet fruit into spicy hot and savory garlic jams. This workshop is ideal for those interested in how wild foods and basic home preservation can help us create meaningful connections to our local environments.
This workshop will be held in Manzanita, Oregon, and requires the abilty to be outside in potentially inclement weather. Class will run, rain or shine. No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up. Please leave dogs at home.