As a release announcing Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service’s current recruitment drive for canning coaches makes clear, unskilled canning is a serious matter.
“Canning done wrong wastes money and time, and can very possibly make you sick or kill you,” it warns.
To help the many South Carolinians who want to safely freeze, dehydrate, pickle or can their gardens’ bounty, the extension service three years ago launched its coaching project. “Coaches may teach an individual or small group canning (class); assist agents during classes and help promote classes at farmer’s markets,” country extension agent Gayle G. Williford explains. Continue reading