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


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!