The Washington State University Extension is holding intensive training for volunteers interested in becoming WSU Master Food Preservers.
Potential Master Food Preservers attend a 40-hour intensive training that covers the basics of food preservation and safety. Classes include lecture discussions and hands-on food preservation. Volunteers will also be trained in answering consumer questions and teaching basic classes.
After the training, volunteers are expected to give back to the community 80 hours per year for two years.
An information and orientation session is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 3 at Luke Jensen Sports Park, Bud VanCleve Community Center, 4000 N.E. 78th St.
The Master Food Preserver classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays from April 17 through June 5. There will be a fee to cover the costs of reference materials and supplies for the food preservation activities.
For an application or more information go to http://clark.wsu.edu/family or call 360-397-6060 ext. 5740 or ext. 5700.