Learn fermentation to make delicious food cheaply and easily! Fermented food is full of beneficial live cultures. Take this workshop get on the path to making mustard, kimchi, sour pickles and more. This workshop will stretch your budget but not your waistline! You'll try fermented goodies, go home with a batch of fermented cucumbers that you make, and with a special fermenting lid.
Beth is a food preservation expert. Beyond food preservation skills, Beth is a renowned mural artist. Before leaving her art career and moving here from Ohio six years ago, Beth studied up on desert gardening. On arrival, she became the garden department manager at a local retailer. When her suggestions to stock climate appropriate plants went nowhere, she started High&Dry GardenWorks, her own lab for propagating plants that can thrive with limited water, excessive sun and wind, and deer. Under High&Dry, Beth is rehabbing her non-irrigated 10 acres with natives, maintaining her “Wildlife Habitat” and “Pollinator Pathway” certifications, and building bluebird nesting boxes. Beth says High & Dry is about making a difference, by sharing her failures as well as her successes.
Fermentation is not brining, and we'll be making real barrel pickles! You'll be able to prep your cucumbers, prepare the fermentation solution, put it all together and properly seal the jar! Fermenting cucumbers is a simple and satisfying process that transforms the crisp vegetables into tangy pickles bursting with flavor.
The techniques we'll be teaching can be applies to making kimchee, many other garden vegetables, even to making kick-ass mustard! We supply all the equipment, food, everything you needs, and will have samples for you to try. No one ever got fat eating fermented food!
Learn to ferment safely from end to end, and keep your family safe:
Each step matters, and after this, you'll be able to do it right.
Worthy Environmental focuses on local education and restoration projects as well as wide-reaching advocacy efforts to create a sustainable future.
This workshop is $40 a ticket. Proceeds to buying supplies, paying our instructor, marketing and other expenses. Any left over benefit two nonprofits, School of Ranch and Worthy Garden Club.
Nothing! All materials are provided. You go home with a jar of pickles that you made!
There will be samples and some nibbles, and of course you can order from Worthy Brewing's menu!
As we will be working with knives, this workshop is for adults 18+.
School of Ranch is a Central Oregon based 501c3 nonprofit. We hire experienced locals to teach practical homestead skills, live and in person. We help strengthen our community by bringing people together in live learning environments that encourage the development of trust and empathy. We also help develop our community's workforce by creating paying jobs and teaching opportunities, providing pathways to careers, and help small producers be successful.