Apples in basket on table. The Home Food Preservation Program is dedicated to educating the general population about the various food preservation methods and techniques while emphasizing safety and the importance of following the U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines. We provide monthly workshops on the following topics, each including a seasonal hands-on recipe that participants can create at home:

  • Water Bath Canning 
  • Pressure Canning
  • Dehydration
  • Freeze Drying
  • Pickling 
  • Fermentation
  • Food Safety & Storage 

Canned products on table.

Course Registration on Events Calendar page. 

Search Terms - Master Food Preserver / Food Preservation

Canning Resources

The National Center for Home Food Preservation

USDA Home Canning Guidelines and Recipes


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Learn more about the program's team

Elizabeth Mapula
Program Leader & Contact

Extension Director's Office | On the campus of University of Nevada, Reno