Classes and Events

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2017 Classes and Events


  • September 16 (Washington, DC) – I’ll be teaching a pair of classes at the United States Botanic Garden. The morning session is Low Sugar Jam Making (10:30 am to 12:30 noon) and the focus of the afternoon session (1:30 to 3:30) is Garden Salsa. These classes are free and registration is first come, first serve (class is limited to 20 participants). All participants will go home with a small jar of the preserve made in the class.
  • September 18 (anywhere!) – Live online canning demonstration on 9-10 pm eastern time. Free!
  • September 27 (Haddonfield, NJ) – Canning demo at the Haddonfield Public Library (topic to be determined). 6:30-8 pm. Free.
  • September 30 (Philadelphia) – Canning without added sugar at Greensgrow. 12-2 pm. $40. Register here.


  • October 2 (anywhere!) – Live online canning demonstration on 9-10 pm eastern time. Free!
  • October 10 – (Strafford, PA) – Canning demo at the Tredyffrin Public Library. 6:30-8 pm. Free.
  • October 12 – (Pennington, NJ) – Canning demo at the Pennington Public Library. 7-8:30 pm. Free.
  • October 19 – (Mullica Hill, NJ) – Canning demo at the Gloucester County Library Mullica Hill branch. I’ll demonstrate how to make flavorful and well-set jam using frozen fruit! 6:30-8 pm. Free.
  • October 22 (Chestnut Hill) – Introduction to canning workshop at the Morris Arboretum. This is a hands on session, in which we’ll use a basic ratio to build a batch of jam and then process it in a water bath canner for shelf stability. Everyone will go home with a jar of jam. 1-3 pm. $40/45. Register here.

Public Demos and Workshops

I am available to teach canning demos at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for those services vary. I am currently booking dates for all of 2017. If you’re interested in booking me for an event, please drop me a note at for more information or to inquire about pricing and availability.

Private Classes

Opportunities for private classes are occasionally available within the Philadelphia region. Please contact me for pricing and availability.