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The Alchemy of Fermentation @ Holmdel, NJ w/ Dan Farella

  • Jan 11, 2014 · 4:00 PM

$40 (Sliding scale, email [masked]) - Supplies Included

Fermentation of vegetables and plant matter is an ancient alchemical practice of breaking down plant cells in salt water to extract the highest form of nutrients and nourish the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. In this day where germaphobia is so prevalent, most of our food is pasteurized to no end. Thus we are losing culture, and culturing practice. This makes finding truly fermented foods rare and expensive. Fortunately it is easy, safe and inexpensive to make fermented foods at home.

This workshop will empower you, with hands on experience, to make your own healthy fermented foods at home which require no electricity and no refrigeration. We will explore the process of this ancient art, the many ways of flavoring with spices and how to easily incorporate fermented foods into your diet.

Everyone will leave with their own jar of delicious, nourishing fermented veggies, as well as the knowledge to properly store and care for them, and of course how to make lots more!

RSVP is required for address. In order to have the correct amount of supplies prepared we must know in advance.

***Please email: [masked] and let us know you’re coming!

***Join us after the workshop for a Vegetarian Potluck - Please bring a vegetarian/vegan dish to share with the tribe. Organic, local and foraged dishes are encouraged.

Dan Farella is a Forager, Herbalist, and Musician dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the connection between the planet and the people. Dan teaches classes through Return to Nature (, which provides workshops in foraging, herbalism, making medicinal preparations from herbs, Fermentation classes, thriving in nature, as well as gives nutrition and health consultations and group in-home custom herbalism classes.

I’m currently planning for Return to Nature 2014 class season. Anyone who knows interested people or centers from yoga to community centers, health food stores, farmers markets, gardening organizations, back yards, and anyone else that can host or help organize workshops, let me know. Also looking to expand the Return to Nature team including people to post flyers, help organize classes, and do any further promotional work.

…Let’s get together, build community, and Reclaim our herbal, foraging, and healthcare skillset…

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  • Tommy

    Urgh. Stuck at work. Cannot attend.

    January 11, 2014

  • Tommy

    Interested in learning more. Got a book on this topic for Xmas, so the timing of this class is funny. Will update if I have a guest coming.

    January 7, 2014

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