Just wanted to share this info. I have been interested in canning for awhile-but just didn't feel comfortable doing it (no matter how much I read on the subject...) Turns out our local Boces offers a canning course a few times a year for 20.00. Let me tell you that was the best 20 bucks I ever spent. Hands on, beats reading every time for me. Now I can't wait for berry season!! I am also keenly interested in beekeeping. Turns out our cornell cooperative extension is having a free 5 week class on beginning beekeeping!! These places are really great!