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Preserving Summer with Urban Growth Bounty Classes

After a busy Spring of backyard bees, piping cauldrons of curdling milk (soon to be cheese), tubs of healthy soil ready to sprout seeds and dining deliciously, our Urban Growth Bounty 2010 classes are winding down. That is not to say school’s out for summer—we still have a few exciting classes left.

By popular demand, Laura Ohm of Grand Central Bakery will be teaching one more of her previously sold out class, Preserving the Harvest, on September 30. Laura’s also offering a pickles, relish and chutney class where you’ll make quick refrigerator dills, Indian eggplant relish, green tomato chutney and mustard-carrot pickles.

Ivy Manning

Ivy Manning’s last (Nearly) Meatless Monday class on June 21 will focus on quick and delicious meals to complement an active outside summer lifestyle. Quick Posole Stew, Antipasto Tuna Tartines, 3-B Burgers (Bulgur, Beef and Bean), and Carbonara Primavera will be on the menu.

Abby’s Table and Salt Fire & Time will share their food preservation skills in upcoming classes on canning, cordials and syrups, pickling and fermenting and cider pressing through October.

There are still a few spots left in Claudio Lucero’s Making Fresh Cheese series for the fall, if you didn’t catch farmers’ and goat cheeses the first time around.

And that takes us through 2010! Thanks for your support, enthusiasm and engagement with UGB classes. We would love to hear about your experiences: Any success stories employing skills learned at a UGB class? Suggestions for next year? Email us at