Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fermentation 101: Befriending Live-Culture Foods, Wed Oct 26, 6-8 pm

Fermentation is an age old method of preserving food while maximizing its health benefits and tastiness.  If you’d like to start learning about live culture foods, share skills and experience with other fermentation enthusiasts, or just hang out and try some delicious fermented snacks, this workshop is for you!

We will be learning about the art and science of fermentation by tasting a few different fermented foods and sharing lots of theories, techniques, recipes and resources.  Plus, we’ll roll up our sleeves and mix up a big batch of sauerkraut or kimchi so that everyone can take home a jar and get some delicious inspiration for future projects.

Email to register, and please let me know when you register if you have any food allergies or dietary limitations.

Suggested donation:  $10

Location:  The straw bale building at the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St, Victoria, BC


SLUGS Field trip October 15th: O.U.R. Ecovillage!

SLUGS is planning a field trip to O.U.R. Ecovillage on Saturday October 15th, and we would love to bring you along!

For those not familiar with O.U.R. Ecovillage, they are a permaculture based intentional community and sustainable education demonstration site in Shawnigan Lake.  They have a working farm, including orchard and livestock, as well as teaching spaces, studios, and a natural building business.  If you are interested in permaculture, natural building, farming, or intentional communities, you will not want to miss this trip!

The itinerary:
-Meet at the Compost Ed Centre (1216 North Park St, Victoria) at 8:30 am
-Guided tour of O.U.R. Ecovillage (1565 Baldy Mountain Road, Shawnigan Lake) from 10 am – 12 pm
-Lunch at the ecovillage from 12pm – 1pm
-Head home, planning to be back by 3 at the latest

Cost is $10-$30, sliding scale.

Our car-share van is already full, but I would be happy to help sort out ride shares or potentially renting another vehicle.

If you are interested in this exciting excursion, please let me know (!  I also need to know whether you have any dietary restrictions, and whether you need a ride and/or could offer rides to other folks.