Fer­ment­ing a taste for life

Guardian Express - - STREET WATCH -

If you’re keen to learn how to make a pow­er­ful pro­bi­otic from a hum­ble gar­den veg­etable or taste a tea nick­named ‘the im­mor­tal­ity elixir’ then get along to the May­lands Li­brary at 2pm on Fri­day 22 Septem­ber for a hands-on work­shop with fer­men­ta­tion god­dess Carla Weir.

Carla from Gaia’s Or­ganic Gar­dens has long been help­ing peo­ple live more sus­tain­ably by es­tab­lish­ing their own or­ganic veg­etable gar­dens, fer­ment­ing food and mak­ing their own beauty prod­ucts.

Dur­ing the work­shop Carla will teach you how to fer­ment Sauer­kraut (cab­bage) that can be used as a base to fer­ment other foods. Carla will also have some Kom­bucha, a fer­mented lightly ef­fer­ves­cent sweet­ened black tea de­rived from mush­rooms, avail­able for tast­ing.

The Pre­serv­ing and Fer­men­ta­tion work­shop is one of three ses­sions held at the City’s li­braries in Septem­ber un­der the theme ‘The im­por­tance of Plants’.

On Thurs­day 21 Septem­ber at 2pm WA Sci­en­tist of Year 2016, Pro­fes­sor Kings­ley Dixon will speak about his work in plant sci­ence, restora­tion ecol­ogy and con­ser­va­tion sci­ence at the Mor­ley Li­brary. On Satur­day 23 Septem­ber at 10am John Yax­ley from Bayswa­ter’s En­vi­ron­ment House will show res­i­dents how to make their own or­ganic gar­den and start com­post­ing.

To reg­is­ter for the work­shops please call 9271 2340 or book online at: http://bayswa­ter.evanced.info/signup Fol­low­ing the over­whelm­ing suc­cess of last year’s Com­mu­nity Train­ing Pro­gram, the City of Bayswa­ter has put to­gether an­other se­ries of work­shops for lo­cal not-for-profit com­mu­nity groups to pro­vide them with the op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills.

The Com­mu­nity Train­ing Pro­gram com­prises 15 free-to-at­tend work­shops cov­er­ing top­ics such as how to write win­ning grant ap­pli­ca­tions, re­cruit and re­tain vol­un­teers, as well as us­ing so­cial me­dia plat­forms in­clud­ing Facebook and In­sta­gram to boost mem­ber­ship and build their brand.

The work­shop pro­gram got un­der­way on 30 Au­gust at the City’s Ad­min­is­tra­tion Cen­tre and will run through to June 2018.

The work­shops will ben­e­fit both new and well-es­tab­lished groups, as well as in­di­vid­u­als who are look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in their lo­cal club.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the work­shop pro­gram, call 9270 4107 or email com­mu­nity.ser­vices@bayswa­ter.wa.gov.au

To view the full work­shop pro­gram, type this short­ened URL into your web browser: https://goo.gl/y2e­qQY

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