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This & That Jam's Pepper Jam Workshop at Duke Campus Farm
Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
This & That Jam is very excited to announce our very first workshop in partnership with Duke Campus Farm. This workshop will be a basic introduction to canning and utilizing seasonal fruits and vegetables. It will include a tour of Duke Campus Farm, a hands-on pepper jam making lesson, history of peppers, and information on how to grow your own peppers. Each student or family will bring home their own jar of pepper jam. This workshop will be outdoors, rain or shine, so please come dressed appropriately. In the event of rain we will have a tent.
Our goal is to connect community to local agricultural systems through affordable workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you cannot afford to take the workshop but would still like to attend, please feel free to select the "Pay What You Can" option.
We prefer cash payments at the time of the event as Eventbrite charges us a small fee for the $15, $10 & $5 you pay online. Any donations you would like to make are also happily accepted in-person.
A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will go back to Duke Campus Farms and to free workshops for at-risk and low-income populations offered by This & That Jam.
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This & That Jam with Duke Campus Farm
This & That Jam
Beyond selling delicious preserves, we also aim to help integrate canning and preserving into our everyday culture through workshops and after school programs. We believe that farming and gardening are the best methods of teaching children about science, teamwork and their local environment through hands-on activities. We hope to teach people in our local community not just about gardening but what to do with the fruits, vegetables and herbs that they harvest. Peppers may not be available in January, but that doesn’t mean sourcing them from South America- we want to show children that they can make delicious preserves that will be accessible in the pantry until the next time they can enjoy a fresh, locally-grown watermelon.
Duke Campus Farm
The Duke Campus Farm is a multi-year project to construct a fully functional and educational farm. The Farm aspires to engage students with food issues, increase sustainability at Duke, and influence campus culture to reconnect students with their food. We sell our fruits and vegetables to Bon Appétit and our produce is served in Duke dining halls, including The Great Hall, the Refectory, and Plate & Pitchfork. We also hope to integrate the farm into course curriculums. Our goal is to become the center of the local and sustainable food movement at Duke.