Solar Food Drier is a Must if Your Garden Harvest is Robust

Canning is a common way to preserve items from the garden but when combined with the process of drying, gardeners can further reduce the amount of waste. Electric varieties can be bought at most major department stores but if you’re really dedicated, you can build one on your own with the help of a book written by Eban Fodor titled, “The Solar Food Drier.”

In describing the book, a popular magazine for green enthusiasts called Mother Earth News, offered this take:

The Solar Food Dryer describes how to use solar energy to preserve your summer’s harvest. With your own solar-powered food dryer, you can quickly and efficiently dry all your extra garden veggies, fruits and herbs with free sunshine and enjoy their goodness all year long! Solar food dryers perform amazingly well under a wide range of conditions, working effectively in almost any climate where you can grow fruits and vegetables. As a bonus, solar food drying is a great way to learn about solar energy and experience the incredible power of the sun – as well as being a great deal of fun! The Solar Food Dryer includes everything you need to get started:

  • Complete step-by step plans for building a high-performance, low-cost solar food dryer from readily available materials
  • Solar energy design concepts
  • Food drying tips and recipes
  • Resources, references, solar charts and more

While we can’t vouch for the effectiveness or quality of this Solar Food Drier, it’s an interesting concept and another way to preserve the food in your garden for when the seasons change.

Posted by: Nick

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