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Summer Cooking Classes for Adults

Healthy cooking classes and tips are being offered this month at the Glendale Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library in conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading initiative and Glendale’s Seed Library program. Juli Iverson from the Herb Society of Central Indiana will teach a class on Preserving Herbs for the Winter at 6 p.m. on August 21. She’ll show how to freeze dry individual herbs for the winter and make pesto to freeze. She will also be available to answer questions.

Three adult cooking series classes, sponsored by the Marion County Health Department, will be offered throughout the month, including I Can from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 9. Attendees will learn the basics of how to preserve fresh produce by blanching and freezing or canning techniques during this easy beginner class.

On August 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., adults are invited to Gardening Without a Garden to explore how to grow food in a small space such as a patio or balcony and learn the basics of home composting. Cooking Fresh will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 30, informing on how to prepare fruits and veggies in a convenient and nutritious ways that include a cooking demonstration and tasty samplings.

Admission: Free, registration required. Location: Glendale Branch, 6101 North Keystone Ave., Indianapolis. For more information or to register, call 317-275-4410.

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