One Day | Fermentation for Health, Nutrition and Food Security


Tutor:           Whitney Firmin
Date:             Saturday  4th May 2019
Time:            9 am to 4 pm
Price:            $130

Full price $130

Early bird discount price of $117 available until 27th April                         

Location:     Koanga Institute, 96 Kotare Road, RD5, Wairoa 


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As Weston Price discovered in the 1930’s all indigenous peoples he studied included fermented foods in their diets.

Our resident chef Whitney  Firmin will guide you through the principles behind fermentation and show you a range of simple to make ferments that can easily become a vital part of your family traditions and cuisine.

This day will include vegetable ferments  pickles,and sauces

Fermenting raw milk , including kefir and several cheeses

Fermentation of grains incl sourdough Fermented beverages.

You will get to do lots of  tasting and making ferments to  take home

About Whitney Firmin: Whitney spent several years working at some of the top restaurants in Victoria, Australia and has brought her passion for cooking and gardening to Koanga Institute.

About Koanga:  The Koanga Institute Centre for Regenerative Living, is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. For your benefit, we run multiple workshops, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in regenerative living, Permaculture, and appropriate technologies.

Our workshops, apprenticeships and internships are for anyone interested in living sustainably, designing their own lives and empowering change in their communities. Koanga Institutes range of leading edge courses impart knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to be more self-reliant and resilient in supporting your family and your local community.   For a full range of what we offer, please refer to our website

Refreshments will be provided. Please provide your own lunch.

Please note: The Workshop will be confirmed two weeks before it begins. If circumstances prevent the Workshop from going ahead, enrolment fees will be refunded in full.

Payment Options: We can offer an option for you to pay off the Workshop in installments; providing that the workshop has been paid for in full no later than 2 weeks before the start date. To ask further questions, secure your place or organise payment options please e-mail

Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel their place at a workshop with more than two weeks notice will be given an 85% refund, however cancellations after this time can only be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours, no refund can be given.


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