taking canning classes... NPR says that in a time when everyone is going back to "what they know," a lot of people are turning to what their grandparents knew. Especially with the rough economy encouraging more people to grow their own food, people are now interested in learning how to preserve it. It's a good thing for living green, no matter how you look at it: this means lots more homemaking and reliance on local fruits and veggies. We'll admit— we're canning converts and can't wait to get this season's pickles underway. What about you? Image: Amber Byfield for Re-nest.