Ana Antaki will lead a presentation on how to preserve garden produce with lacto-fermentation Tuesday, Aug. 20, at noon at Merryspring Nature Center.

An easy-to-learn, safe, and healthy method of preserving the bounty of the summer harvest, lacto-fermentation preserves nutritional content, flavor, and texture of fresh garden vegetables all year-round. Antaki, together with her husband Roy, will describe the methods they use to prepare, keep, and use probiotic-promoting lacto-fermented foods.

The Antakis own and operate Weeping Duck Farm, an organic farm in Montville. They have been preserving their annual harvest with lacto-fermentation for many years and enjoy fresh vegetables year-round.

This lecture is part of Merryspring’s Summer Talk Series, co-sponsored by Camden National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate. Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a $5 fee for non-members.

For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or email