Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva®, is a Michigan native who has lived in the Greater Grand Rapids area for more than a decade. As a teen, she enjoyed raising hogs and beef cattle in northern Michigan all the while enjoying the splendors of being a part of her high school cheerleading squad and cross country team.
Diane started home canning in her thirteenth summer alongside family and friends. She immediately grew a passion for the art and started her own garden at the mere age of fifteen. It was at this young age she learned the many benefits of natural pest control; crop rotation and healthy soil factors; heirloom seed production and collection; healthy meal creation and, of course, preserving her garden’s beautiful bounty.