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  1. Pene

    Pene Member Premium Member

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    Hi, I'm retired and volunteer four days a week. I manage the kitchen at a school for "disengaged" and often disenchanted young people aged 15-19. We recently established a kitchen garden and were lucky enough to have "lots" of seedlings donated. This has led to an abundance of some veggies.
    What a steep learning curve for me to make sauces and pickles, however I have 100's of questions :))
    I won't bore you all with them here but will scroll through the threads in search of answers and more inspiration.
    thanks
    Pene
     
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    Hi Pene, welcome to the group :) you will find loads of information on this forum. We have some very experience and knowledgeable people on here and all willing to share their advice and experience.
     
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    DarrenP Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Welcome to the forum. There is a little bit of everything on here, and plenty to read and learn.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. looks like recycling jars might be out of the question if we wish to gift our produce. cheers Pene
     
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    Hi @Pene and thanks for joining us!

    What a challenging role you have volunteered for but I imagine it can be also very rewarding and what you can teach young people through making food products such as preserves from your own produce is invaluable.

    Good on ya! :twothumbsup:
     
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    Hi Pene, I bet that is fun. How did you go with our excess. Love to see a picture f one or two. Ohh Welcme to the grou.
     
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    Hi Pene,
    I am involved with our local primary school. We have a large kitchen garden and often have excess fruit and vegies. We now have a stall at our local farmers market once a month. We use the money we make to put back into the kitchen garden program. It does take a bit of extra work but it is very rewarding.
    Keep up the good work
    Andy
     
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