Monthly Archives: April 2013

Native Wild Foods, Saturday April 27th, 1:00-3:00 pm

sea asparagusVancouver Island is a wild foodie’s heaven!  There are tons of species of plants both native and invasive that make fantastic free fare. This workshop will focus on native edible species that are found in high enough abundance to be harvested sustainably.  Participants will be taught how to positively ID a number of native edibles as well as their poisonous lookalikes.  Historical and medicinal uses will also be discussed.

This workshop will be taught by Katy Harding, who you may remember from our edible weeds and mushroom walk events last year.  She has been munching on wild plants since she was a young child and has gained a keen knowledge of biology through her diploma in environmental technology and work term as a Garry oak recovery technician which helped develop many of the skills she uses today to ID plants.  Wild and home grown foods make up a large part of her diet and due to extreme caution regarding research and identification  she has not poisoned herself or any of those around her while pursuing her passion.

Suggested donation:  $5-10 (no one turned away)

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

Please register through our Eventbrite site, as space is limited.

Miso and Tempeh Making 101, Saturday April 20th, 1:00-3:00 pm

misoCome learn to make your own bean ferments! Tempeh and Miso are tasty and incredibly nutritious bean-based ferments which use the enzymatic power of specific fungal cultures to pre-digest and transforms ordinary beans into extraordinary culinary delights.

In this interactive workshop, we will cover the basic concepts involved in home fermenting. We will then dive into the specific world of bean ferments, including sourcing ingredients and equipment, with plenty of room for Q+A. Finally, we will get hands on, and make our own batches of Miso and Tempeh!  Each participant will take home some samples, as well as recipes, a ‘suggested reading list’, and inspiration for future fermenting fervor!

Please bring your own pint-sized mason jars for samples. If you forget, there will be some jars provided.

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

Suggested donation:  $10 (no one turned away)

Please register through our Eventbrite page.