Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ferment Change!

For you east bay folks: Check out the lineup at and the lineup is below.

2011 Schedule Ferment Change!

Date:Friday 4/15/2011
Event: Ferment Change Skill Share
Time: 7-9pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Description: Come out to our 1st event of the season. We will be having a free skill share where we make lots of large batches of fermented items such as sauerkraut, pickled veggies, and others to share at our FERMENT CHANGE “Potluck and Culture Swap” on May 15th to benefit the City Slicker Farms Backyard Garden Program. The event is free, bring a knife/cutting board and some veggies and spices to share. Cabbages and instruction will be provided. RSVP’s welcome at
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Cost: Free

Date: Saturday 5/14/2011
Event: Ferment Change skill share with Sandor Katz
Time: 12-2pm
Location: North Oakland Farmers’ Market 5715 Market St- Arlington Med Center Parking Lot
Description: Part of the Phat Beets Produce “Food N’ Justice” workshop series, author and Food Activist Sandor Katz will be presenting a hands on workshop and talk about wild fermentation and making sauerkraut. Learn about the health benefits of making your own live foods. Bring your own jar, RSVPS welcome:
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Cost: Free

Date: Sunday 5/15/2011
Event: Ferment Change Cocktail and Culture Swap with Sandor Katz and the East Bay Refugee Gardeners
Time: 6-7pm
Description: Pre-party cocktail with Sandor Katz and gardeners from the East Bay Refugee Garden Program in East Oakland. This intimate pre-event will feature a short talk and cross cultural ferment with author Sandor Katz and Tila Dhakal from East Oakland’s Bhutanese-Nepali community and the East Bay Refugee Garden Program. Homebrewed/cultured drinks and fermented treats will be served.
Cost:$75+ - 100% of proceeds go the amazing urban food sovereignty project “The East Bay Refugee Garden Program,” working with Oakland’s new-immigrant refugee communities to develop urban agriculture opportunities and facilitate the continuity of agrarian and culinary traditions through culturally appropriate food production. Check out the linked article about the program featuring “gundruk,” Nepal’s national ferment!

Date: Sunday 5/15/2011
Event: FERMENT CHANGE! potluck and culture swap w/Sandor Katz
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Humanist Hall, Oakland, 411 28th Street, Oakland, CA
Description: This is the forth annual Ferment Change to benefit the amazing work of City Slicker Farms “Backyard Garden Program”. This event features 100′s of homemade fermented items to share, live music, slide shows, culture swap, and 5 rotating skill shares. This venue has an indoor and outdoor space. Bring a dish to share and get entered in our drawing. RSVP your dish with
Cost: $10-30 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

Date: Sunday 5/22/2011
Event: EAST BAY TOUR DE FERMENT (bicycle tour) w/Dylan and Sandor Katz
Location: All over the East Bay on bike!
Description: Spend a lazy Sunday touring the East Bay on bike on this homebrewers tour. Various homebrewers, winemakers, and fermentors will open up their homes, backyards, gardens, crocks, and taps to share with you. We will be hosted by at least 6 different sites. All by bicycle, the Tour De Ferment is not to be missed. Sandor Katz will join us on this adventure through the East Bay on bike! All labor and goods are donated, 100% of proceeds go to a TBA urban ag/food justice program in the East Bay.
Cost: $15-$40 sliding scale. 2 work trades available for those that can’t pay, email us and we can work it out at
RSVP: Required! Please RSVP to Dylan at geodylan at comcast dot net so we know how many people to expect.

*** Also check phat beets website for upcoming skill shares & workshops happening at the North Oakland Farmer’s Market. ***

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