Bernalillo County

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Have you thought about making foods at home to sell as a side hustle or primary business idea? Are you curious about what types of foods are okay to make and which are not and where/how you can sell them? Join us for a Bernalillo County workshop about what is and what is not allowable under New Mexico’s Homemade Food Act, plus a hands-on lesson in food safety to ensure foods are created in a sanitary manner and an opportunity to ask questions. Please let us know if you have any allergies to specific foods. About the speaker: Kerianne Gardner, Environmental Health Protection, Bernalillo County / / Kerianne Methe Gardner is a Health Protection Scientist with over 25 years experience in various aspects of Environmental Health Protection. Currently, she is the East Mountain Health Inspector for Bernalillo County. Early in her career, she worked as a field scientist specializing in plant identification in remote areas of New Mexico, Montana and Arizona (Grand Canyon). Upon completion of her degree in Agriculture (Range Science) from NMSU, she was recruited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Region 10) where she worked with surface water, ground water quality, mining, and underground storage tank (oil/gas) programs in the Pacific Northwest. Upon returning to New Mexico, she worked with NMSU and U.S. Forest Service on the topics of invasive plants and broader issues related to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & multi-use issues within rangelands, including teaching a 300-level college course on plant identification. Kerianne is a vibrant instructor with a heart for environmental health issues and a curiosity about the world; she enjoys coaching and connecting with others to promote food safety and environmental health awareness.

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