Our monthly meetings are a forum for sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm, usually near Griffith Park (unless noted). We enthusiastically welcome new members, so please drop by.
This event is free to SCHS members and $5 for non-members. Children under 18 are free. Ample onsite free parking is available.
Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 7:30pm
The Rise, Decline and Rise of Food Preservation
(with an Introduction to Fermentation)
In the 21st century we take food preservation for granted. Fresh food is available to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and when we want to preserve our food we simply put it into the refrigerator or freezer.
But it wasn’t always thus. Less than 100 years ago food preservation (canning, pickling, fermenting, etc.) was an important part of every household’s tasks. And, if we go back even farther in history we discover that food preservation is the very foundation for civilization. The presentation addresses the rise, decline and rise of food preservation with a short intro to the fermentation of vegetables.
Chef/Instructeur Ernest Miller has been cooking farmers’ market fresh produce in Southern California for several years, including two-and-a-half years as the Executive Chef for the Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood. He revived and is the lead instructor for the Master Food Preserver program of the Univ. of California Co-operative Extension, Los Angeles County. He is also a Master Gardener. He teaches classes throughout Southern California, is a consultant and frequent speaker on topics such as food preservation, history and public policy.
Join us for a look into this fascinating subject, where kitchen and garden meet.
Location: Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Click here for a map to Friendship Auditorium.
Upcoming Meetings – mark your Calendar now! Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, unless noted otherwise.
July 11 – * Location: LA Zoo* Landscape designer Amelia Lima will present a program about Roberto Burle Marx, influential Brazilian landscape architect.
August 8 – TBA
September 12 – Annual Banquet – to be held at the LA Arboretum.