Private Class: Pressure Canning 101


Canned Beans

Private classes are available to be scheduled privately for your family, educational pod, or small group (up to six people).

Price per person:

3-6 people: $60 per person
2 people: $85 per person
Private, one-on-one class: $135

This includes three hours of in-person instruction and all materials, including garden fresh green beans for canning.

To schedule a private class, please email

Join instructor Ron Yardley, as we learn basic pressure canning procedures, and everyone will get a chance to practice and go home with some canned green beans!

Canning safety and equipment safety will be emphasized. We will discuss the benefits of pressure canning over the hot bath method. We will also talk about what equipment you’ll need for home canning, including canner selection and purchase tips. You’ll get to inspect and learn the benefits and drawbacks of various types of pressure canners, and you’ll have hands-on time with tools, jars, flats, and rings that are best for canning.

You will also have the opportunity to review the books and resources that instructor Ron uses to determine safe canning pressures and processing times for canning various foods in a variety of jar sizes.

Everyone will participate in a hands-on group canning project. You will be able to take home the fruits (well, vegetables) of your labors.

Registration Includes

Instruction, and all canning equipment and veggies will be provided. Everyone will go home with beans they’ve canned themselves!

Skill Level

No prior canning experience needed

Best for Ages…

18 and older

You should bring…

Bring a notepad and something to write with.



Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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