Upcoming Food-Related Workshops

Brews, botulism and bees

| July 06, 2011
Find out what the beekeeping buzz is all about.
Find out what the beekeeping buzz is all about.

Following in the footsteps of medieval alchemists, Sockeye master brewer Josh King will show folks how to Turn Water into Gold on Saturday, July 9.

After learning about styles of beer, participants will sample Sockeye's brews. The class starts at 1 p.m., which should give you plenty of time to sleep off Friday night's experiment turning beer into a hangover.

The class meets at Sockeye, 3019 N. Cole Road, and costs $20 for Idaho Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. For more info or to register, call 208-658-1533.

While bacteria can help create good things, like beer, under the wrong conditions, it can also lead to bad things, like botulism. That's why Idaho Botanical Garden is hosting Home Canning Done Safely, on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m.

Food safety advisers from the University of Idaho will help attendees understand proper canning techniques. The course costs $10 for IBG members and $15 for non-members, and students will meet in the Idaho Botanical Garden Cottage. For more information, call 208-343-8649.

If you're tired of supporting big agri-bees-ness and you want to learn how to Winnie the Pooh some honey from your own hive of bees, the Foothills Learning Center has you covered. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., it's offering a course on the benefits of Backyard Beekeeping.

Attendees will get to sample local honey and work on craft projects. Admission is free and no preregistration is required. For more information, call 208-514-3755 or visit bee.cityofboise.org/foothills.

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