SKOWHEGAN — Preserving the garden’s harvest is the focus of three hands-on workshops this summer with University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Somerset County.

The following workshops will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 7 County Drive: Strawberry jam, June 27; green beans, July 24; Salsa and stewed tomatoes, Aug. 28.

Each workshop will demonstrate the basic steps for safely canning and freezing fresh produce using the latest USDA recommendations.

The $10 fee per workshop includes produce and a sample jar to take home; participants should bring a potholder. Enrollment is limited to 12, with a minimum of eight required. Limited financial assistance is available.

To register online, visit

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kathy Hopkins at 474-9622 or [email protected].

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