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Solar Food Dehydrator - a great way to preserve surplus fruit & veggies and extend your harvest throughout the year. If you're handy (or better still know someone who is ... I find food bribery works wonders!), this article provides details on how to make one. Could be a good shared or cooperative project. | The Micro Gardener
How To Build a Solar Food Dehydrator Food dehydration is not a new concept. From raisins to prunes to jerky, food has been dried for storage and later consumption for years. Solar dehydration simply refers to using the sun’s energy to complete that process. If built correctly, a solar dehydrator will not need any electricity and will be able to dry foods in even the most humid climates.
o.k. this is a do-it-yourself solar food dehydrator from Mother earth News and SunWorks. I am planning to order one and build it to try at the first hints of late spring warmth here in Houston. I have wanted to buy an electric one...but limited kitchen space is a big problem for me! This is a bigger, greener alternative!!!! Wish me luck!