Fermentation Workshop 10th – 11th of August 2019

Fermenting is an ancient skill across the globe often having a significant place in a community’s culture and identity. The skills and cultures were traditionally passed from one generation to the next. It’s time to reconnect, revive and recognise the place of fermenting in our lives.

 

In this two day course, you will learn about the world of fermented drinks and tonics. We will examine the connected nature of fermenting to building community, overall gut health and wellbeing, focusing on the relationship with our soil, the source of our food and the responsibility for our future generations.

 

Permaculture is a lifestyle choice – a way of thinking, being and designing; of living in harmony with your surroundings in an ecologically sustainable manner. As an approach to life, it is logical, practical and mimics natural systems. Cultured Artisans focus on this permaculture journey is on the skills for preserving some of the produce from this lifestyle and enhancing their probiotic properties.

 

Consuming homemade fermented foods is all about starting small, and building diversity as confidence and experience increases along the way setting the stage for resilience, obtaining yield and reconnecting. Fermenting embraces the creativity and potential of these ancient elixirs, with a modern twist.

Course details

We aim to provide an unforgettable experience using natural abundance to create healthy foods and drinks and introducing the skills to build people’s confidence and knowledge so they can in time, add their creativity and flair to each ferment.

Clear
MEALS:

Fully catered, with three meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea.

Accommodation:

Camping on site in self provided tent/camper.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Gillian Kozicki

She is the passion behind Cultured Artisans, where she has combined her love of home prepared good food and supporting good health. Gillian has spent many hours finding a rhythm that is working for her, her family and the friends she ferments with! Her passion has given rise to her teaching others to empower them to ‘ferment to better health’.

Gillian is an active promoter of the benefits of connecting Lacto-Fermentation and permaculture. She has been an Australian and International coordinator for International Permaculture Day and has presented at the last two International Permaculture Convergences. Her interest in permaculture and the health benefits of naturally grown food has led her to her love of fermenting and its natural application to the permaculture ethics and principles which she applies at her 4-acre farm on the Central Coast. Gillian is passionate about the benefits, both individually and as a community, which comes from fermenting.

 

She began her fermenting journey on a course with Sandor Katz and has since attended many of his courses. She has been a participant with Heidi East & Helen Padarin from Nourish-ed, Georgia Lienemann from Stirring change, Holly Davis from Food by Holly Davis, Stephen Hogwood from the 1910 Bottling Co and David Asher from The Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking. In 2014, Gillian attended a residential course ‘Exploring the microcosmos’ at the UK’s cutting-edge learning facility, Schumacher College.

 

Gillian is a highly-sought after presenter on many fermentation topics. She has presented to Mindd, many councils, numerous corporate organisations and private clients. As an active researcher she regularly shares information on both Facebook and Instagram. Gillian has delivered hands on workshops for over 2000 students worldwide. Including the UK, Maldives and Australia, with audiences up to 150 participants.

Included in the course
healthy permaculture food cookies and camping at zaytuna farm

FARM FRESH FOOD
& CAMPING FACILITIES

Three Healthy meals a day (Mon to Fri)

Morning and Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

Hot Showers

Camping Shelter*

Access to Wi-fi

Access to kitchen facilities

*Please note only 10 camping shelters are available.  Plenty of ground space is available.

ZAYTUNA FARM

ABOUT THE LOCATION

This course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, As one of the leading Permaculture demonstration sites in the world, Zaytuna Farm has a range of functioning systems including water harvesting, food production, and a very productive animal husbandry. All of which will add to the learning experience and make this course a very rich experience and one not to be missed.

What OUR STUDENTS SAY

I NOW HAVE A NEW PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD!

The PDC and PIA course at Zaytuna Farm have opened my mind for a new perception of the world around me, in particular, the connection with people, community, and Earth. These three weeks have cracked open my heart, it is almost like a spiritual journey. Because finally, I know there is a practical and realistic path everyone and I can walk on to make a positive impact on the world.

-YING GLORIA CHUNG

ZAYTUNA FARM IS A VERY UNIQUE PLACE

Geoff and his team have built Zaytuna Farm into a very unique place. One which turns nervousness into comfort, strangers into family, and teaching Permaculture into an amazing mix of art, science, and community. I simply cannot recommend the PDC at Zaytuna Farm enough – and would love to go back one day soon!

– SCOTT WILSON

Scott Wilson

YOU GET THE TOOLS TO BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION

Doing my PDC at Zaytuna Farm was a dream come true. Being immersed in Permaculture — especially followed by Permaculture in Action — is a life-changing experience. Coming to understand Permaculture means you can never look at things the same way again and opens up the natural world to you. You have the tools to become part of the solution. In addition to the PDC curriculum, the chance to meet interesting, positive people from around the world was a huge plus!

-JEANMARIE TODD

WHAT NEXT ?

The Next Steps

1. Check our Courses & Events page and enrol in an additional course to broaden your Permaculture knowledge.

3. Create a profile and join the Permaculture Network

Clear

Zaytuna Farm

LOCATION:

This course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm, which is located 1 kilometre from the village of the Channon, 20km outside of Lismore in New South Wales, Australia.

Nearest Airport

Regional: Lismore, Coolangatta, Ballina
International: Brisbane

Train Station

Casino (with bus service on to Lismore)

Bus Stop

The Channon

NB: A limited service that runs Mon-Fri