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Fermentation Education Opportunities

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022

FERMENT THE SCRAPS! REDUCING FOOD WASTE WITH FERMENTATION
at Chatham University, Gibsonia, PA

12:00 – 3:00pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

Imagine a home kitchen where food waste is reduced by half. From apple skins and mango pits to vegetable stems and leftover beans, this workshop will give you the knowledge to turn leftovers and inedible scraps into delicious fermented products. We will also touch on wild-fermented sodas, vegetable brines, vinegars, and other unique approaches to reducing food waste.

This will be an in-person class. Chatham University’s current policy requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students participating in face-to-face classes or campus activities.

Refunds will be issued up to 48 hours before the class.

Chatham Alumni receive a 10% discount! Use code ALUMNI at checkout.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

FERMENT THE FOREST
at Chatham University, Gibsonia, PA

12:00 – 3:00pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

When the cold months hit us, our sense of local food abundance is often lost. However, when we look to the forest we can use microbial transformation to preserve its flavors. This workshop will explore how to use fermentation for culinary creativity with ingredients like pine needles, sap, mushrooms, and leaves.

This will be an in-person class. Chatham University’s current policy requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students participating in face-to-face classes or campus activities.

Refunds will be issued up to 48 hours before the class.

Chatham Alumni receive a 10% discount! Use code ALUMNI at checkout.

Past Workshops

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

FERMENTATION FRENZY SERIES: TROPICAL BUBBLY BEVERAGES
at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA

6:30 – 8:30pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

The summer can be so hot and exhausting, but the power of tropical fruit and bubbly concoctions can be so relieving! This class will guide you through making easy, delicious sodas using wild fermentation and tibicos (water kefir). We will touch on tepache (a Mexican pineapple drink), ginger beer, and other tropical flavors!

Tuesday, July 11, 2022

Tuesday, July 11, 2022

FERMENTATION FRENZY SERIES: PICKLED GARDEN GOODS
at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA

6:30 – 8:30pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

In this class we will dive into lacto-fermented pickles by preserving Phipps-grown produce right on site! Starting with a tour of the edible garden, we will harvest a variety of ingredients to ferment and preserve. Leave the class with a couple jars to ferment at home and the confidence to ferment a variety of vegetables.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

FERMENTATION FRENZY SERIES: COMMUNITY KIMCHI
at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA

7:00 – 8:30pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

Learn all about the cultural, historical, and flavor components of kimchi production in this introductory class. We will appreciate the traditions of Korea, such as the gathering of people to make large batches of kimchi (gimjang). Walk away with new knowledge, a broader understanding of kimchi, and a jar of seasonal kimchi to enjoy at home!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

FERMENTATION FRENZY SERIES: SAUERKRAUT
at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA

7:00 – 8:30pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

Enter the world of microbes in this introductory class! You will learn about the nutritional, cultural, and practical aspects of fermenting vegetables safely in your home. This is a great class to help you understand the significance of fermentation and how to troubleshoot the simple process of making sauerkraut.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Non-Alcoholic Fermented Beverages
with CRAFT at Chatham University

12:00 – 3:00pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

Learn about the intricacies of kombucha, tibicos (water kefir), wild soda, vinegar, and carbonation in this hands-on workshop. Trevor Ring of Community Cultures will lead participants in learning about the different methods for fermenting non-alcoholic beverages, utilizing a diversity of starter cultures and microbes. Participants will leave with a few started ferments and the knowledge of how to continue fermenting at home.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Mold-Based Ferments: Miso & Tempe(h)
with CRAFT at Chatham University

12:00 – 3:00pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

Dive into the world of mold-based fermentation in this introductory workshop! Participants will learn about the process of growing koji (a key ingredient in Japanese ferments) and making miso and tempe(h). Trevor will guide participants through the basics of making incubators at home and troubleshooting each fermented product. Participants will leave with the knowledge of how to continue fermenting in their home kitchens!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Kraut, Kimchi, & Lacto-Fermented Vegetables
with CRAFT at Chatham University

12:00 – 3:00pm EST, IN-PERSON EVENT

In this introduction to fermented vegetables, Trevor will guide you through the process of preserving everything from cabbage and carrots to butternut squash and cucumbers. Using the simple process of wild fermentation, you will gain the skills to ferment any vegetable at home with simplicity and confidence. Trevor will guide the class through the simple practices of making tasty and safe fermented products, while demystifying common fears and problems within the process. Participants will also learn about the historical, nutritional, and cultural significance of these fermented products and why we should embrace healthy bacteria with open arms.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fermented Sodas with CRAFT at Chatham University
12:00 – 2:00pm EST via Zoom

Learn how to make tasty, live cultured (probiotic), and bubbly sodas in this introductory workshop. Participants will leave this virtual class with the understanding of using Tibicos (water kefir) and wild microbes to craft creative and vibrant beverages.

*Pittsburgh area participants have the opportunity to add a water kefir kit to their ticket.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fermented Sodas with East End Food Coop
7:00 – 8:15pm EST via Zoom

Instructor Trevor has spent the last six months making sodas for folks in the Pittsburgh area using a variety of local and seasonal ingredients! All of the foraging and harvesting has inspired new recipes and techniques for this workshop. Start foraging, harvesting, and freezing your favorite seasonal fruits to prepare for a fun and fizzy frenzy, and learn to make your own fermented sodas at home.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Kombucha & Vinegars with CRAFT at Chatham University
12:00 – 2:00pm EST via Zoom

This workshop is for you if you are interested in crafting your own kombucha and vinegar at home! The lessons shared in this online event will help you save money and create your own delicious flavors. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the basic concepts of making vinegar and vinegar-based drinks from home.

*Pittsburgh area participants have the opportunity to add a kombucha kit to their ticket.