Aquaponics and Earth

DeSoto

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Innovative practitioners of organic, sustainable farm lead hands-on class for canning veggies & meats

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Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required. 48hr advance reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 15 or older. Must bring apron. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Canning lessons teach survival skills for today’s fast-paced world, as well as tomorrow’s faster-paced world ruled by sentient vegetables. Stockpile culinary moves with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for a canning class for one (a $99 value)
  • $70 for a canning class for two (a $198 value)
  • $130 for a canning class for four (a $396 value)<p>

Founders John and Teresa Musser teach three-hour canning classes, shepherding up to 15 participants into the commercial kitchen of their farm’s historic 8,000-square-foot ranch house. Wearing an apron brought from home, students wash, chop, dice, and blanch veggies or meat before eating a lunch of stew and cornbread made during the class.<p>

Aquaponics and Earth Sustainable Living

On Aquaponics and Earth’s sustainable farm, tilapia pools teeming with fish come up against rows of organic plants, which they hydrate via the farm’s energy-efficient growing and waste-recycling system. Founders and aqua-farmers John and Teresa Musser began experimenting with high-yield aquaponics in response to the crushing poverty they saw abroad and invented much of the equipment and methods they use in the search for a sustainable, affordable system they could share with the world. The Mussers have worked around the globe in orphanages and small villages since 1979 but began shifting their focus to infrastructure and education work to bring easy-to-learn agricultural techniques to impoverished areas.

The Mussers maintain their DeSoto farm not only to grow food, but to act as an educational resource for people who want to observe their methods and build their own aquaponics systems. Their organic microfarm, populated by rabbits, goats, microcows, and vermicomposting bins, harvests hundreds of pounds of produce each year on minimal substrate. Inspired by their frantic efforts one year to absorb a surplus of produce, the Mussers lead regular canning classes where students learn the proper ways to can seasonal veggies, meats, and blown kisses.

Customer Reviews

Canning class was great, exactly what I was looking for.
Peggy A. · September 12, 2012
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We are so glad that you enjoyed the class! Thank you for attending. We hope that you can put what you learned into practice in your own home very soon.
Merchant replied · September 18, 2012
It was so informative and hands on. I loved it!
Kristi W. · July 31, 2012
The staff is wonderful! They really welcomed those who attended the class. Very informative and well done canning class. Will definitely be taking future classes. They are a wealth of knowledge. Thank you!!
Mandi R. · October 18, 2013

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