After three years and something over 50 workshops, I am stepping down from heading Preserving Traditions. The last two last workshops currently planned are July 23 (Intro to pickling) and Aug 27 (Intro to Canning), both at the Chelsea Library from 7-8pm. What’s next for PT? I’m glad you asked, because the answer is largelyContinue reading “New Directions at Preserving Traditions”
Really fun Preserving Traditions event yesterday – maple syrup tasting! See all the details at the PT blog: http://preservingtraditions.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/maple-syrup-tasting-notes/
My grandmother, Betty Springfield, didn’t teach me how to can (my mom did). And I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that when I was a kid, I preferred Vlassic pickles to her home-canned ones. (What can I say? Six-year olds think whatever they are familiar with is the One Right Way for things to taste.) WhatContinue reading “Betty Springfield: Thank her for your canning classes”
How many cans can local canners can? Let’s find out Saturday, August 27th during the Neighborhood Can-A-Thon! In 2010, 12 canners at the Grange canned 79 pints of salsa…this year, let’s blow that record out of the water bath! Sign up solo or with a team and bust out your ruffled apron or your batteredContinue reading “Neighborhood Can-A-Thon”
I am considering running a Preserving Traditions “train-the-trainers camp.” The goals of the camp would be for participants to: Learn how to plan and lead effective workshops Practice teaching and get feedback on your own facilitation skills Explore a variety of technology tools for organizing and promoting workshops Learn new food preservation and preparation skillsContinue reading “Preserving Traditions Camp Survey”
We (Preserving Traditions) made 79 pints of salsa a couple weeks ago at the Pittsfield Grange. How on earth do you organize such an event? Like this. A few notes: The biggest pain is figuring out what each person should bring. Recipes mix units, such as “7 quarts diced tomatoes, two pounds of peppers, andContinue reading “How to run a salsa work day”
Jeniffer McMullen did a very nice article on Preserving Traditions over at The Ethicurean on Sunday. Check it out!
Ok…I need reviewers interested in Preserving Traditions to go to http://preservingtraditions.org/join.html, scroll down about halfway, and let me know what you think of the workshop outlines. The idea is to lay out everything a would-be presenter needs to know to run a workshop on a particular topic (assuming they are able to do the skillContinue reading “New PT workshop outlines”
I’m drawing up the schedule for the Ann Arbor group’s year of workshops, and would like your input. Would you take five minutes to answer this survey about topics for this year? Thanks!
Ok, it probably doesn’t look all that different to you (which is kinda the point), but I’ve finally gotten http://preservingtraditions.org/ up and running and not just pointing at the WordPress blog. You’ll notice the calendar is a little more slick, and there’s a prominent link to our Flickr photo group. (Please contribute photos!) The “about”Continue reading “New Preserving Traditions web site is up!”