Preserving the Season’s Harvest

Learn how to preserve the season’s harvest and enjoy jams, preserves and marmalades year-round.

Jars of jams and preserves

Workshop details

This five-hour workshop will run on the following dates in 2023:

Sun 4 June or
10am – 3pm

Sun 1 Oct or
10am – 3pm

Sun 5 Nov
10am – 3pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

The hands-on Preserving the Season’s Harvest workshop focuses on the principles of making jams, preserves and marmalades. It’s the perfect workshop if your garden offers a bountiful harvest, but you’re not sure what to do with your excess produce.

This course is designed to teach you how to make jams, pastes, pickles and the art of basic canning so that you can preserve your home harvest and extend your seasonal produce year-round.

You’ll use sustainably sourced, high quality ingredients – organic where possible – and receive expert teaching and advice, using standard home kitchen equipment.

You will learn how to:

  • Extend the value of your produce
  • Use cooking skills that will assist you in becoming more self sufficient in your kitchen

Lauren Mueller‘s interest in fermentation and preserving began about four years ago when she started gaining an understanding of how much food goes to waste in Australia and elsewhere. Her explorations into food security led her into learning more about the magic of fermentation and pickling and she became enthralled in the process and intrigued by its amazing health benefits.

What will I learn?

  • How to preserve surplus foods
  • Understand how to make jams
  • Improve your culinary skillset

What will I take away?

  • Jars of items you make
  • Recipes

What should I bring?

  • Four jars up to 400ml size with well-fitting lids
  • Notepad and writing materials
  • Apron

What should I wear?

  • Casual clothing, long hair tied back and closed toe shoes

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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