Education 2020: Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

VEGETABLE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP – an ancient and energy conserving FOOD PRESERVATION method

Thanks so much to Vancity enviroFund, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and others for supporting this project!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE:  Pender Island Community Hall (4418 Bedwell Harbour Road)


INSTRUCTORS:  Karin and Anna Campbell and Micha Rogg of Middle Path Farm

WORKSHOP FEE:  by donation (cash, jars, vegetables or clean-up help)

REGISTRATION:  Register by email to

CAUTION:  Improper fermentation of vegetables can create TOXIC MOULD, and/or EXPLODING JARS!  Do your own research and COMPOST ANY QUESTIONABLE FERMENTS.

NEW VIDEO (see CAUTION above) by outstanding Pender Island filmmaker Kenta Kikuchi at:

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION (with Covid precautions and distancing in place):  Together we will explore the art of vegetable fermentation, why it works and why it’s a safe and inexpensive way to preserve extra produce in a way that will enhance our well being. We will look at different vessels and techniques and do some tasting. Each person will make ferments, including a simple vegetable and a sauerkraut. You will go home with your ferments, an instruction booklet and the confidence you need to get started at home.

BENEFITS:  providing island food security and resilience from locally available surplus vegetable sources (so they don’t go to waste); and LIVING LIGHTER ON THE EARTH by a highly energy-saving food preservation technique, and consuming local, healthy sources of food!