Sustainable Workshop Series!

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog, Fermentation | 0 comments

Sustainable Workshop Series!

I’m excited to announce that this spring, in collaboration with Afra of SustainableHomesteading, I’ll be offering a 3-part workshop series! I’ve been wanting to teach various back-to-basics and homesteading skills workshops for a while now, and finally the opportunity has arrived! We’ll be covering topics like how to make homemade sauerkraut, how to brew kombucha at home, and how to make hand-crafted herb-infused chocolate truffles! If you’ll be in the Boulder, CO area this spring (or know someone who will be) we’d love to have you at our workshops!

My apologies to those of you who don’t live locally…I imagine this might be a bit of a tease. But fret not, as I have high hopes of eventually turning out a video workshop series that can be made widely available online!

Here are the workshops you can look forward to this spring in the Boulder/Denver area. Space is limited, so sign-up now!

Homemade Sauerkraut: Learning the Basics

Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to make homemade lacto-fermented sauerkraut. Learn the health benefits of this live, probiotic-rich food and take home a quart of fresh, organic sauerkraut. You’ll leave with basic how-to fermentation skills that can be creatively applied to countless vegetables! Additionally, come prepared to sample foods like homemade sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha. Get ready to be inspired!

  • When: Friday, April 18th, 5:30-8:30PM
  • Where: Boulder, TBD
  • Cost: $35
  • What to Bring: A wide-mouth, quart sized mason jar with lid.

Mixing bowls, cutting boards, and knives will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

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How to Brew Kombucha

Kombucha is an anti-oxidant rich, immune-boosting, probiotic beverage and health tonic made from fermented tea. Brewing kombucha at home is a great alternative to this commercially produced drink. In this workshop, we’ll teach you everything you need to get started, including how to brew kombucha tea, how to maintain and care for your SCOBY (“Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria & Yeast”), how to bottle and flavor kombucha, and the continuous brew method. You’ll leave fully prepared to begin brewing kombucha at home!

  • When: Friday, May 2nd, 5:30-8:30PM
  • Where: Boulder, TBD
  • Cost: $35
  • What to Bring: ½ gallon mason jar with lid

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Hand-crafted Herb-infused Truffles: The New Superfood

Join us to learn about herb-infused chocolate truffles. In this workshop we will introduce you to the basics of truffle making and share the health benefits of several medicinal herbs & mushrooms. We will provide reishi and chaga mushroom, damiana, and echinacea herbs as well as all other ingredients needed to make this high-quality superfood. You’ll never look at medicinal herbs the same way after tasting these truly delicious and healthy truffles. If you would like to bring your own powdered herbs, please feel free to do so.

    • When: Friday, May 16th, 5:30-8:30PM
    • Where: Boulder, TBD
    • Cost: $35
    • What to Bring: a small container to take home your truffles

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The Instructors

Afra is the founder of Sustainable Homesteading. She is deeply passionate about creating sustainable living environments. Living on four acres at 8,600 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Afra spends her free time in her organic garden, her orchard, in her kitchen, and with her chickens, dogs, and bees. She enjoys every aspect of her life from canning to splitting wood, making herbal tinctures and honeys, foraging the woods, baking bread, fermenting foods, creating pottery, building things, knitting, and exploring new territories.
Alexandra, the founder of Creative Simple Life started blogging as a way to share her adventures in living a sustainable, back-to-basics lifestyle. She is passionate about preparing traditional, real foods from scratch as a way to nourish both mind and body.

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