Education 2020: Vegetable Fermentation Workshop (Pender)



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

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

ORGANIZER:  GULF ISLANDS FOOD CO-OP, thanks to funding from Vancity’s EnviroFund and the Capital Regional District

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

WORKSHOP FEE:  by cash donation at the door, and/or please consider donation of clean-up time, vegetables, or jars. Must be pre-arranged by email when you register

REGISTRATION:  Register by email to

(ASAP because registration is limited to 9 people. We will be working in small learning pods and individual work tables. Coved-19 precautions in place and physical distancing will be required, but we will also VIDEO key parts of the workshop for future sharing on this page)

DESCRIPTION: 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!