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August 14, 2017

Sandor Katz at Sterling College

On August 14, world-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.

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Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.

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Upcoming Events

July 21st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Wild Plant Permaculture Course

Location: 848 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO, 81301 | Authors: Katrina Blair

The Wild Plant Permaculture and Practices of Sacred Ecology Course is a 8 day intensive with hands-on instruction focusing on an integration of wild edible and medicinal plants and holistic health as part of the daily practices. These practices assist in the alignment of harmony between our internal landscape and our external environment. This course highlights cultural transformation through the power of community. We will begin with reviewing the permaculture basics, and then dive in to learning about how wild plants embody permaculture and cooperate to enhance the environment for the benefit of all. We will experience hands-on projects and deepen our understanding of permaculture design through explorations of sacred ecological practices and social permaculture. We will look to the wild wisdom for inspiration and support while we re-design own rhythmic patterns and community engagement. Realizing the power of awareness, gratitude, and intention, as well as the power of cooperative community, we will find ways we can each participate more powerfully in a regenerative transformation of the world. Suggested Donation $1111 (includes all lodging, food and instruction)

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

July 22nd, 2017 - 9:30 am

Jereme Zimmerman at Berea

Location: Broadway Center – 204 North Broadway | Authors: Jereme Zimmerman

Make Sauerkraut & Kimchi All you will need to create your own delicious fermented vegetables are vegetables, salt, water, and some basic kitchen materials! Fermenting vegetables through wild fermentation (the use of wild yeasts and bacteria to initiate fermentation) is a healthy, enlivening practice that will help restore the balance of beneficial microbes in your gut and introduce you to a world of new flavors. In this workshop, you will learn how to ferment cabbage, beans, carrots, peppers, and myriad other vegetables as a method for preserving the harvest without the use of any modern conveniences. Emphasis will be on cabbage ferments such as sauerkraut and kimchi but techniques and recipes for other types of ferments will be provided as well. July 22, July 23. Price: $55

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness
Format: Workshop 
Book: Make Mead Like a Viking - Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers 


July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Sarah Flack at ROOTS School

Location: Roots School, Bradford, VT | Authors: Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack will be teaching a workshop as part of the Roots School curriculum on grazing and pasture ecology as part of their Four-Season Program in Regenerative Design & Applied Ecology.

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Category: Farm & Garden
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art and Science of Grazing - How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems 

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phillips at Wild America Nature Festival

Location: 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama, NY, 14767 | Authors: Michael Phillips

The Roger Tory Nature Institute and Panama Rocks Scenic Park are bringing in the "wild apple grower" for a series of workshops, ranging from mycorrhizal connection and fostering a healthy orchard ecosystem to managing pests and disease holistically. Plus the wild animals. Plus amazing nature art. Plus good food.

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Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Science, Nature & Environment
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

July 30th, 2017 - 10:30 am

Amy Halloran at Wormtown Brewery

Location: Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA | Authors: Amy Halloran

Grains writer Amy Halloran will lead Ben Roesch and Andrea Stanley through a conversation about Wormtown and Valley Malt's professional friendship, and the collaborations required to build regional grain economies. This tasty morning will include cornmeal rye pancakes made with stout & malt. By noon you will know why these are classic New England foodstuffs, and have a hunger to read more about grains, flour and malt. Tickets: $25 (Includes Pancakes with Wormtown Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, a Wormtown Cold Brew Coffee, and your very own copy of The New Bread Basket) Breakfast and grains talk: 10:30 - 12:00 Book signing and pancake sampling: 12:00-2:00

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Business & Economy | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: The New Bread Basket - How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf 

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