Need a Pressure Canner? See the Rossland Public Library

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
July 27th, 2016

Rossland REAL Food and the Rossland Public Library have combined forces for local food security.   Rossland REAL Food has a collection of useful items to loan out, including a nice shiny pressure canner; for some time, only a few people even knew these items were available, and they had no “home” — they were passed around in an ad hoc manner for a few years.

Looking for a better way to make the equipment more useful,  Sarah Flood of Rossland REAL Food had a bright idea and phoned the library.  “It’s a great idea!” says Beverley Rintoul, library director.   “We can give them a permanent home and track their usage.”  If a specific piece of equipment is in high demand it may be worthwhile fundraising to add a second one to the collection.

To borrow the pressure canner, or other equipment, one needs to be an adult with a Rossland library card — free to any Rossland resident — and to sign a waiver stating that the borrower knows how to use the equipment, and accepts all the risks associated with using it.

The loan period is one week; if the equipment is out on loan already, it can be reserved. 

For more information, contact the Rossland Public Library at 250 362 7611 or info@rossland.bclibrary.ca

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