Produce from home gardens or Farmers’ Markets can be stored by using basic preservation techniques learned through Lonoke County Cooperative Extension classes.

Whether an experienced hand or a novice ready to learn, these classes in water bath and pressure canning teach the newest techniques to preserve the coming summer harvest.

Pickling will also be taught to turn cucumbers and other vegetables into delicious pickles.

Water-bath canning will be May 13; pressure canning on May 15; pickling will be May 28.

Each class meets 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Lonoke Agricultural Center, 2001 U.S. Highway 70 east, Lonoke (next to the Lonoke National Guard Readiness Center).

There will be $10 fee per person, per class to cover cost.

Each participant taking home one jar of each item preserved.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, call Dianna Bowen, County Extension Agent, 501-676-3124.