Run Time: 32:38
Patrice Powers-Barker and Evan Straub reviewed common techniques such as canning, freezing and drying fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. Some of the topics included were: how to choose the best preservation method, the basics of each technique, tools of the trade and the importance of food safety in any food preparation.
The Lucas County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau presented the 2009 Lecture Series at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. The series focused on Victory Gardens. Victory Gardens, also called war gardens, or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia during World Wars I & II, to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort, these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" – in that gardeners could feel empowered by contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown.