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Ferment This! Kombucha
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Ferment This! Kombucha

$29

with Emma Holder

Calendar Next session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Zoom OR in-personat 14 Locust St., Room B, Portland. You could buy a $4 bottle of kombucha, or you could make your own for pennies! Kombucha is simply sweetened black or green tea with a culture added that is allowed to ferment. We'll make both a primary and a secondary ferment with your favorite fruit/juice, like blueberry. Some fascinating history, some microbiology, troubleshooting, the right glassware, and the SCOBY (it's provided) are covered. Zoom link and a materials list are provided by the instructor upon registration. Instructor Emma Holder holds a Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. www.emmaholder.com/fermentation

Ferment This! Sauerkraut Variants

$29

with Emma Holder

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Zoom or in person at 14 Locust Street, Portland, Room B. Lacto-ferment cabbage and add some twists to make a delicious, safe, home-made signature cabbage-based ferments. You'll learn a bit of microbiology and techniques to make basic sauerkraut, Salvadorean curtido, and coleslaw. Fermented vegetable salads/condiments add flair, probiotics and nutrition to any meal! Zoom link and a materials list provided by the instructor upon registration. Emma has a Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. www.emmaholder.com/fermentation

Ferment This! Curried Cauliflower and Shish Taouk Turnips

$29

with Emma Holder

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Zoom OR 14 Locust Street, Room B, Portland. Flavors from India and Lebanon will infuse these vegetable ferments. We'll discuss basic fermentation techniques, and then create a curry-style ferment using cauliflower as well as Shish Taouk turnips. If you order shawarma or falafel, your pita might include these delicious, tangy morsels tucked in with the onions and yogurt sauce. The secret to both ferments that you will learn is the spice mix. Zoom link and materials list are provided by the instructor upon registration. Emma Holder holds a Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. www.emmaholder.com/fermentation

Wildflower Walk at Fuller Farm Preserve

$15

with Amy Witt, Horticulturist

Calendar Next available session starts May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods? Come and meet the native wildflowers and trees along the trail at Scarborough's Fuller Farm Preserve. Our walk will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts that each plant has to share. Your instructor, Amy, is passionate about nature, plants, and all things connected to Mother Nature. She is a Naturalist, Horticulturist, and the Director of Earth Walkers.





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