Food Preservation Course, Scottish Borders

Summary information


Here in the northern part of Great Britain, where the growing season is short and crops mature to give periods of feast and famine, food preservation is a vital part of the growing cycle.

Preserving food in time of plenty prevents food going to waste when it cannot all be eaten and  ensures that the abundance produced at peak crop lasts through the times when crops can’t grow.

The Garden Cottage Food Preservation Course looks at the need for and value of food preservation and also looks into the practical aspects;

Health and Hygiene

  • General Safety
  • Hand Washing
  • Food Separation
  • Safe Use of Heat
  • Safe use of Sharp Objects
  • Tools and Equipment


  • Drying Herbs
  • Drying Fruit
  • Drying Vegetables
  • Freezing
  • Jellies, Jams and Curds
  • Cordials
  • Pickling
  • Fermentation
  • Chutney
  • Pressing
Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1890 88 2448
Telephone number: 
Contact Name: 
Contact name: 
Graham Bell: [email protected]
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
11 July 2017
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
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