May 1, 2014 Patio Lecture Series Continues With Preserving Home Produce Workshop
The Patio Lecture Series brings experts and citizens together to visit about topics of interest to homeowners who live where nature and the city meet. Each program will be at the Williamson County Extension Office Training Room. The cost of the series will be $25 or $10 at the door if you only want to attend a single program.
The third program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 12. The presenters will discuss preserving home produce. Shelly Franklin and Michelle Chambers will explain and demonstrate the different processes for storing home-grown produce and give understanding to the diversity of food preservation that can greet home-owners at the edge of their patio.
Both Franklin and Chambers have been involved in the Williamson County 4-H Program as Adult Volunteers for many years. Their expertise in home preservation has been passed down to them through many generations of home preservers. Shelley and Michelle teach the youth of Williamson County how to preserve for the County Youth Fair and their students have won Grand Champion the past few years
Future topics include: Butterflies, pollinators, urban pond management, oak wilt, home butchering and home-run grilling.
The series meets most months, with six events left in the series.
For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County at 512.943.3300.