Fermentation Intensive

Fermentation Intensive

Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Short Mountain Farm

Woodbury, TN

Join cultural revivalist Sandor Ellix Katz for an intensive, hands-on fermentation experience. Learn how to ferment (and sample) many different types of ferments, including vegetables, dairy products, alcoholic beverages, sour tonic beverages, tempeh, miso, and more.

The workshop will be held at Little Short Mountain Farm in Woodbury, TN. Sandor is an experienced fermentation educator who shares these skills with great enthusiasm and passion. Students have access to Sandor’s extensive library of fermentation-related books during their stay. We have the flexibility to prepare other types of ferments as well, depending upon participants’ interests. This is an opportunity for people with some fermentation experience to intensively immerse themselves in the practice.



Partial work-trade and barter options available; also local discounts for residents of middle Tennessee; please inquire. Workshop fee includes all food and camping. April weather can be cold and/or wet. Be prepared, and rest assured that there is space for impromptu indoor camping. As an alternative to camping, we offer two primitive, rustic cabins for an additional fee of $100. Please note that the cabins are not heated and have no electricity or running water. We can also recommend other local lodgings.


These workshops are hands-on and participatory. Students share in food preparation and clean-up, and our meals are typically some combination of planned ferments and spontaneous collaborations.


Workshop begins Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 PM (Students may arrive earlier to set up; lunch will be provided) and ends Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 PM.


We can get people to and from the Nashville airport (65 miles: $35 each way) or Murfreesboro bus station (25 miles: $25 each way).


Please Note: Sandor and many of his friends are queer. Please do not consider this program unless you feel comfortable around queers and gender-non-conformists.



To register, email the following info to fffworkshops@wildfermentation.com; then you will hear back with instructions for sending a deposit to hold your place. If after registering you decide that you cannot attend, please notify us as soon as possible. Unless we are able to fill your spot, we will not be able to refund your deposit.






Which class?

Briefly describe previously fermentation experience.

Is there anything specific you are seeking to learn about?

Would you rather camp (included), stay in a rustic cabin, or find out about other options?

Dietary restrictions

Can you afford to pay the requested fee ($350)?

If not how much could you afford to pay?

(Since the expenses of maintaining the teaching space and running the workshops are considerable, we ask all participants to pay what they can.)

What skills or goods can you offer if you are seeking an alternative exchange?



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