Byron Bay – Soil & Food Fermentation Workshop
Levity Gardens and ~Foods That Heal~ presents:
Rebuilding Soil & Human Health with Fermentation: a workshop on soil microbe fermentation and fermented foods
Part 1 – Fermentation and Microbes for Soil w/ Johnny One Tree
Learn about the role of weed fermentation and how we can speed up soil health, vigour and productivity. Discover the gestures of weeds, the minerals they are farming, their role in soil regeneration and how we can make their properties more bio-available.
Learn how to read the plant’s mineral influences in the soil through observational techniques. We will expand upon how to implement that knowledge into your gardening practices, plant selection land preparation, composting and fermentation.
As a group we will make a weed fermentation together and you will take some weed fertilizer home with you, along with your new knowledge on how to use your weeds as indicators and how to enhance their mineral content in your garden- Johnny One-Tree
We will then have a break with a nourishing, organic lunch that will feature an array of fermented foods & beverages
Part 2 – Fermenting Food for Human Health w/ Carla Muhl
Fermented foods have been valued for centuries because of their medicinal properties, vital forces and their ability to aid digestion and balance the intestinalflora. However, in modern times the skills of fermenting have beenlost. It is necessary that they are revived so that we can improve our health as we work towards a sustainable future!
In this workshop we aim to give you an understanding of the conditions that allows invisible and mysterious microbes to naturally transform ordinary foods into nutritionally dense medicinal foods, so that you can produce live cultured foods yourself.
We will start with a theory session on the principles of fermentation and its importance for sustainability. It will be followed by a hands-on demonstration of preparing live-cultured foods such as sauerkraut and kim-chi, water kefir and getting started with
Micro-organisms are the foundation of life and health. As conscious beings, we are fortunate enough to have a choice about having an open, symbiotic relationship with beneficial bacteria. We can start by eating fermented foods on a regular basis!
*Byron Bay Workshop*
Date: Sunday the 9th of March
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Location: Starseed Gardens, 60 Yagers Lane, Byron Bay
*includes all materials, recipe pamphlet, a wholesome lunch and starter cultures. Please bring 3-4 jars so that you can take-away a share of the foods prepared throughout the day* Places limited, Bookings Essential
For bookings and more information please contact Carla: 0423106654
Please note that workshops have so far been organised for days on the weekend. If this does not suit you, please contact me as if I am aware of a demand for other days then it can be arranged. Private workshops in your own home and traditional food skills consultations are also available, please ask!