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Mental and Behavioral Health Care ~ ND Made Cocktail Bitters ~ Preserving Food Safely

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Wednesday, November 6 – Between late planting, floods, and trade turmoil, many families in agriculture are operating under an extra layer of stress this year. But as Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, addressing mental health in rural communities is more complicated than increasing resources. ~~~ Speaking of mental health, Pam Sagness, the director of the behavioral health division for the North Dakota Department of Human Services, is John Harris’s guest in this excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show. ~~~ Move over wine and cheese. It's time for cocktails and cake. Paul Provost owns Valhalla Bitters and he uses wild harvest herbs to make potent bitters, when you infuse spirits with botanicals like herbs and spices. He's generating interest in his new business exhibiting at the Pride of Dakota Shows. ~~~ We learn about pressure canning and fermentation in presentations recorded at the First Fridays at B monthly discussion about safe, healthy, sustainable food systems.