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February 2020

City Bee Savers

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Bill Whitney has kept honey bees for over 20 years. City Bee Savers is his small honey bee farm in West Chicago that is deeply concerned about the future of bees. Their vulnerability has prompted Bill to become a certified member of the Illinois Queen Rearing Initiative. This group is developing a superior honey bee suited for the rigors of Illinois. Bill will be speaking to us about how to plant for these pollinators. He also teaches classes about bee keeping…

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March 2020

Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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In this interactive presentation, food blogger and cookbook author Emily Paster will cover five ways to preserve your garden harvest from canning to freezing to drying and root-cellaring. Emily will offer an in-depth description of water-bath canning, a versatile and accessible method of home food preservation suitable for many common fruits and vegetables grown in home and community gardens. You will also walk away with Emily’s “Freezer Cheat Sheet” which demystifies the process and benefits of freezing local and home-grown…

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