Thursday, April 9, 2015

Workshop This Saturday

Psst...if you haven't heard the word
Fireweed Universe City is pleased to welcome
Fermentation On Wheels

Workshop & Culture Swap: Saturday, April 11, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
@ Innate Healing Arts Center and Goldengate Cafe
(across the street, 18700 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203)

Potluck: Sunday, April 12, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
@ Fireweed, outside 169 W. Goldengate

"Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels will hold a vegetable fermentation workshop at Innate Healing Arts Center and Goldengate Cafe, teaching the simple tradition of preserving foods through bacterial collaboration using local, seasonal ingredients. Whitsitt will share the benefits of fermentation and how you can creatively & fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen. This workshop targets novice through intermediate students, offering a thorough overview of the art of lacto-fermented vegetables.

There will also give a brief introduction on starter cultures (sourdough, kombucha, dairy kefir, etc.) and tour of the bus. Attendees may bring starter cultures of their own for exchange & discussion as well as bring an empty jar and take a culture home from the workshop.

If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture). Additional donations support the continuation of Fermentation on Wheels Midwest tour.

Fermentation on Wheels is a charitable grassroots organization from Eugene, OR that provides free food education and inspires people through workshops, literature, and visual arts projects that raise food awareness and teach fermentation. The community organizes potlucks and teaches fermentation in a school bus that has been converted into a creative kitchen and workshop space. By traveling the country, visiting farmers and connecting them with consumers, Fermentation on Wheels hopes to make a powerful statement and emphasize the importance of strong, sustainable food practices and values."