The vast use of antibiotics and the chemicals in our food, even tiny traces of Roundup, destroy the balance in our intestine and bad bacteria take hold. The reestablishing of healthy bacteria is very difficult and can take months and even years.
Our microbiome is utterly complex. 70% of our immune system resides in the gut. The microbiome has many functions and even regulate our hormones.
We will discuss our microbiome in detail and show you many ways how to improve it through diet and lifestyle.
A vegetable ferment promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine. Each participant will prepare a ferment with fresh, organic vegetables on the day to take home.
We will enjoy a light lunch with fermented foods, herbs, fermented dairy and vegetables. The lunch is vegetarian with dairy, eggs and vegetables from KoruKai Herb farm. If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, please get in touch.
We will also learn how to make probiotic yoghurt, Greek yoghurt, vegan coconut yoghurt, milk kefir and a simple, fresh cheese brimming with billions of healthy gut bacteria.
This is an informative workshop for anyone interested in healthy food. No cooking skills are required. You will walk away with some easy recipes that you can implement in your own kitchen using basic equipment.
- Our complex microbiome
- Art and science of fermenting vegetables
- Making a vegetable ferment
- Water Kefir
- Vegan coconut yoghurt
- Greek yoghurt and simple yoghurt cheese
- Milk Kefir
What you will get:
- Fermentation Booklet with information and recipes
- 500g (approx.) of vegetable ferment to take home
- Up to 25% off fermentation equipment (jars, glass weights, airlocks, wooden pounder)
- Nutritious and delicious lunch with a selection of handcrafted goodies from the farm.
- FREE probiotic dairy yoghurt starter or Caspian Sea dairy yoghurt starter
More information on the benefits of fermented vegetables: here
Tutor: Cornelia Holten
MEd (Integrative Learning), Certificate in Organic Horticulture and Herbal Medicine
Cornelia is an herbalist and slow food educator with a passion for simple living, DIY, herbs and self-sufficiency. A certificate in Organic Horticulture, the Soil Food Web, an Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine and living on a farm in Pigeon Bay equip her with a lot of knowledge and experience with growing food and living a healthy life. She is teaching workshops on sustainable food systems, whole foods, fermentation, primal diets and organic gardening. A thirst for knowledge and a passion for new scientific studies keep her well informed on those topics.
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Terms and Conditions
- A spot is reserved as soon as the full payment is received.
- The workshop will start on time. Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the workshop. You are welcome to come up to 20 minutes before the workshop and have a wander around our garden and property.
- Please calculate enough time to get to our property. We are a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Christchurch in Pigeon Bay (details per email). If you arrive late please respect the running of the workshop.
- Cancellation policy:
- full refund is given if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the workshop
- 50% refund is given if cancellation is made 13-3 days before the workshop
- no refund is given if cancellation is made within 2 days of the workshop
- full refund is given if KoruKai is cancelling the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances
- minimum number of attendees for the workshop to go ahead is 5. If the minimum number is not reached two days before the workshop, the workshop is cancelled per email notification and any payment made will be refunded