In permaculture design, we always seek to make the most of every yield from our site, and at the same time to minimize waste. As such, when you have surplus crops, knowing how to preserve them so that they can be stored for later use is an invaluable skill to have. That’s where this course comes in. It takes you through a number of different techniques that allow you to preserve food and – in a sense – prolong your harvest. You will learn not only about how to store fresh fruit and vegetables so that they are edible for as long a time as possible, you will also come to understand the biological processes that cause food to deteriorate – and discover ways to prevent them. The course includes comprehensive guides to preserving produce by means of drying it, freezing it, salting it, smoking it, and vacuum packing it. For each of these methods, you’ll understand how they change the foodstuffs, and what that can add to your diet in terms of flavor and texture. You will also be able to modify the techniques to make them suitable for a wide range of different crops. With the skills and knowledge learned in this course, enjoying the fruits of your harvest will never end!