Food Preservation: Building and Using a Drying Rack

Price: $45.00

SKU: FK002


Building & Using a Drying Rack

This 3-hour interactive workshop is designed for anyone who is interested preserving food using natural methods.  Students will participate in building a multi-tray drying rack or have the option to purchase a kit to build their own during the class (please check back to purchase kit options).  After completing the rack build, an overview of drying tips will be provided and students will prepare and fill the trays with fresh food and herbs to be dried.

A variety of dried fruits will be available for sampling!



By the end of this workshop you will have built an enclosed, multi-tray drying rack and will understand the basics of dehydrating food for storage.



  • Science behind why dehydrating preserves food
  • Options for preserving food naturally
  • Physically constructing a multi-tray drying rack
  • How to prepare food and herbs for drying
  • Storing dehydrated products



Brad & Landa Roon have been active “back to the landers” for more than 40 years and have extensive experience in food preservation as well as construction skills.  Brad will be able to give you advice on design modifications to suit your specific needs, as well as tips for constructing a project at home.

Event Details

Start date: July 27, 2019

End date: July 27, 2019

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 04:00 p.m.

Venue: Solar Living Institute - Kitchen Yurt

Phone: 707-472-2456