Fermentation 101

09/24/2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET


Fermentation 101: The political, biological & symbolic ‘culture’ of kraut

Interested in making sauerkraut and kimchi? Did you know the same principles apply to fermenting all kinds of vegetables, and even grains? Come learn to ferment, and you'll go home ready to explore and create living foods. This comprehensive class will cover everything you need to start fermenting: ingredients, philosophy, preparation, and a community of fermentation enthusiasts!

Basic Class outline:

  • Introductions
  • Lecture & discussion about fermentation from scientific, symbolic, historical & political perspectives; and the benefits of lacto-fermentation
  • Demonstration and food preparation

Each participant will take home two jars of fermented foods created in class and the knowledge and confidence to explore with fermentation projects at home!

General Public: $45, Friend of the Farm: $40

Location: Newton Community Farm

Jeremy Ogusky Biography

Jeremy Ogusky, current Presdient of Boston Ferments is a passionate fermenting evangelist, public health practitioner and studio potter living in Jamaica Plain. In his former public health life, he engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa, health education in South America, and public policy in Washington, DC. Jeremy's current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and he is excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful handcrafted fermentation crocks which help folks create ancient, healthy & low-tech fermented food!

 Learn more about Jeremy and his fermentation crocks at www.claycrocks.com or read an article about Jeremy’s work at


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