Dr. Joe Holcomb from Cedar Natural Health will be teaching our Natural Medicine Course Saturday September 17, 2011 from 5-6pm. Space Still Available, so register now! Read more about him below. 
"My Vision is to determine the root cause of disease,thus working with my patients to optimum health, so they may fulfill their greater purpose in this life. As a Naturopathic Doctor my training has been primarily focused on understanding human biochemistry (how your body works) not only on a physical level but on a spiritual, emotional and mental level as well.  I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and my pre-med. I then proceeded to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences where I graduated with my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. After becoming a Naturopathic Doctor I completed a residency through National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. As part of my residency I spent time at the Windrose Clinic in Spokane, WA working with Dr. Letitia Dick N.D. as well as some time in Provo, UT working in the Utah Valley Health Center under Dr. Jeffery Wright. I was very blessed while I was in my clincals to have the privilege to work with some of the most respected Naturopathic Physicians in the world namely; Dr. Jim Sensening, Dr. Jared Zeff, Dr. Bill Mitchell, Dr. Walter Crinnion, Dr. Letita Watrous, and Dr. Paul Anderson. I feel my education to this point has been superb! I am not a finished product through and look forward to the many years of learning that I have ahead of me.
I am particularly interested in stimulating the self-healing mechanism of my patients so that their bodies can heal as God intended. I believe that healing comes from within and that my role as a doctor is to help create the environment that will allow the body to heal on its own.
I am very happily married to the former Angela Norris and together we have 4 children Jayden, Allyson, Jarom, and Gideon.  We currently reside in Cedar City, Utah and absolutely love it!!!"

DedeCAROL ALLINSON is teaching our Pressure Canning class on September 17, 2011 from 9-10:15am. There is still room to register for this course. Which will be followed by a Pressure Canner Check by the Iron County Extension Office, so bring your canners!
This is what Carol had to say about her experience with Pressure Canning:

"From as long ago as I can remember, my dad grew a half-acre garden.  We were a family of eight, so the summer produce helped tremendously with grocery bills.  He always planted extra and I have great memories of taking produce to the widows in our neighborhood.  When my siblings and I married and moved into our own homes, my dad continued to bless us with his bounty.  His grandchildren affectionately referred to him as ‘the vegetable fairy” because you never knew when you’d open your front door to find bags of fresh produce had “magically” appeared.  That same vegetable fairy even blessed me a few times in my car while parked at work!
My siblings and I learned how to bottle produce at an early age.  While young, we learned to wash, trim, peel, and snip whatever came from the garden.  As we grew to adolescence, Mom taught us how to cold pack jams, jellies, fruits, tomatoes, and juice.  As teenagers, we learned to use the pressure canner for vegetables and meats.   I’ve always loved opening a jar of something I’ve had a hand in preserving.  It gives me a feeling of pride and accomplishment.  
“Instant” meals are always going to be convenient, but I like being more self-reliant.  Canning is easy.  I have delectable fruits, vegetables, sauces, soups and stews, beans and chilis, pickles, jams, meats and fish, already cooked and tender, just waiting for a meal.  I know they are wholesome and chemical-free foods that will taste good for years down the road.  And, unlike frozen food, no power outage or mechanical failure will spoil my bottled bounty.  That’s why I can.  "

Course Description:
This course will cover the following items:
Why Bother Canning?  (Self-Reliance, Chemical-Free, Long Shelf-Life)
How to Can for Your Family and Stock Your Pantry - It's not Survival Food!
Difference Between Pressure Cooker and Pressure Canner (Pressure Canner Features)
Initial Cost and Items Required -
How to Use a Pressure Canner - Step by Step including Safety Tips
    Jar and Lid Prep
    Filling Jars - Air Bubbles, Headspace
    Processing - Altitude Adjustment
    Testing Seals - Labeling, Storing
    Storing Bottles
You will receive a 6-Page Recipe Handout