Fermenting foods at home is making a come-back, and with good reason. Eating foods rich in probiotics is an excellent daily practice. Most traditional peoples regularly consumed probiotic-rich foods. This was one of the ways they kept their gut flora healthy. Gut microbes are needed for many essential functions including protecting us from pathogenic microbes; maintaining the integrity of our gut wall; good immune system function; and the production of vitamins and other nutrients.

In this workshop participants will learn how to embrace these ancient and safe food preservation techniques to make their own cultured delicacies. Learn step by step the basic techniques and principles of fermentation.  This is a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in their kitchen!

Participants will learn to make fermented foods and drinks such as sauerkraut, vegetable medley, milk kefir, kombucha and whey from scratch using every day, kitchen utensils, and step by step processes using different fermentation techniques , tips and tricks, and basic principles of making fermented foods and drinks at home

Participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence to go home and get fermenting!

Lorraine Pratley is a fully qualified Medical Herbalist (Adv. Dip. Western Herbal Medicine, BA, Dip. Ed.), as well as a proud member and Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation and member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. Lorraine cares about promoting knowledge of nutrition and good health and has a love for teaching which she channels into her workshops. A nutrient-dense diet, herbal remedies, and finding a healthy work-life balance are all Lorraine`s central skills in maintaining vibrant health. Lorraine is founder of Casey Natural Health Care where she offers detailed, one-on-one consultations in person or by phone. Her aim is to help you reach your health goals and give you the skills you need to stay there for years to come. Her main therapeutic techniques include herbal medicine, dietary therapy and Blood Test Evaluations. Lorraine is not only a fully qualified Medical Herbalist with many years of experience in traditional nutrition and food preparation, she is also very passionate about what she does and genuinely cares about helping people achieve great health.

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Thu 21 / Feb 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Meeting Room 3
Ashburton Community Centre
160 High Street, Ashburton, Victoria 3147 Australia


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