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Ferment Masterclass: Drinks + Tonics

October 24th, 2015 ( 10:00 am - 4:00 pm )

Sydney, 107 Rooftop Garden

Update: Bookings for this course have now closed. Click here to find any Ferment Masterclass: Drinks + Tonics courses we have scheduled.
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Join us for a one-day masterclass where you’ll learn to make all types of fermented drinks + tonics. We’ll even send you off with everything you need to get started fermenting  at home.

There’s a dizzying array of fermented beverages out there – kombuchas, kefirs, rejuvelac, kvass + tonics of all kinds. They’re all great for your gut and overall health, and tasty too – but where do you start?


In this course we’ll take you through the theory and hands-on making of favourite fermented drinks from all over the world.

You’ll leave knowing  your kvass from your kefirs, and  how to make them all too.

This Milkwood course is eligible for The Industry Skills Fund, providing up to 75% off course costs to folks in small businesses that meet the fund’s criteria. More info here…

This masterclass will cover:

  • Principles of wild fermented drinks using scobies, vegetable infusions + grains
  • Gut health + the benefits of home-made probiotics
  • Kombucha
  • Water kefir (tibicos)
  • Milk Kefir
  • The wide world of kvass’ (beetroot + beyond)
  • Rejuvelac (grain-based tonic)
  • Master tonic (the ultimate family health protector)

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your apron and prepare to get messy.

Throughout the day you’ll also be tasting all sorts of other delicious and varied ferments from the four corners of the globe.


You will leave this masterclass with:

The knowledge and confidence to go home and get fermenting.

A starter pack of different kefir scobies so that you can go straight home and get going.

You’ll also leave with jars of the ferments you’ve make in class, as well as a host of great recipes + resources.


About your teacher:

Gillian Kozicki of Cultured Artisans is a seriously fabulous home-scale fermenter who first started fermenting in an effort to tackle emerging health concerns some years ago.

These days she’s got more energy than a twice-fermented bottle of peach tibicos, and is the perfect person to lead you through the foundations of fermentation so you go home confident and ready to make your own.

What to bring:

Bring a pen and notepad, apron and, if you wish, your favourite chopping knife. We’ll provide everything else.

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About the venue

This course will be held in the workshop space adjoining the 107 Rooftop Garden in Redfern, Sydney.

The 107 Rooftop Garden is an inner-city food system full of vertical gardens, intensive veggie beds, aquaponics, beehives, dappled shady nooks and lots of hands-on opportunities to learn and grow good things. More about the venue here…


Booking into this masterclass

You can pay for your course now with your credit card, or contact Trev in our office via the form below (scroll down) to arrange payment.

Masterclass bundle: for those who want to do the Drinks + Tonics + Vegetable + Fruit masterclasses on the same weekend, we’ve got a special bundle price for you! See below.

Please ensure you read our refunds policy prior to booking your course.

Update: Bookings for this course have now closed. Click here to find any Ferment Masterclass: Drinks + Tonics courses we have scheduled.

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