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Calgary Fermentation Festival

Regular price $45.00

The #1 LIVE Calgary Fermentation Festival for Health & Wellness

At this enlightening & experiential fermentation festival you'll walk away able to confidently ferment your own food & beverages to keep you and your family healthy all year round.You will learn from the top local experts on why fermentation is so important to your health, how to safely ferment your own food & beverages, get your fermentation questions answered, and connect with like minded community who also love fermentation!

  • Develop a deep understanding of how fermentation can support your health...
  • The role good bacteria play in your physical, mental, & emotional health...
  • Learn to ferment foods & drinks properly & safely ...
  • Discover the latest scientific research about your micro-biome...
  • Access 15 different must attend fermentation presentations...
  • Connect with like-minded people and a supportive community...
  • Enjoy a variety of delicious samples...
... and much, MUCH More!

Don't miss this premium fermentation festival where you will receive the inspiration, skills, and confidence to ferment a variety of fermented foods and drinks to keep you and your family healthy all year round.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Doors & Vendor Market Open at 9:00 am

Presentations: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Doors & Vendor Market Close at 6:00 pm

Location: Chinese Cultural Centre - 197 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4M4

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Day Break Down

Room 1: Microbiome Research



10:00 am - 10:55 am

Minding Your Microbes for Optimal Health & Wellbeing
w/ Deborah Morgan: GAPS Practitioner

Join Deborah Morgan certified holistic nutrition consultant, GAPS certified practitioner and founder of Kid's Health Revolution for a dive deep into the world of your microbiome and your health. Learn exactly how these diverse little critters affect your physical and emotional health and why you need to pay attention to them. Most importantly learn what you need to do to take care of them, so they take care of you!



11:15 am - 12:10 pm

Probiotic Panel Discussion: Ask The Experts!
w/ Surprise Panel of Experts

This is your chance to ask the questions you have regarding gut health, the microbiome, the gut/brain connection, probiotics & fermented poop! We have assembled the top local experts for what is sure to be a fantastic conversation.



1:30 pm - 2:25 pm

The Dirt Is Alive! & Microbial Farming
w/ Mike Dorion & Gert Lund

If we want to grow a garden full of food that is highly nutritious then you need to get down and dirty with the soil you plant those seeds in. Find out about the relationship between plant root and the millions of microbes as they work together to get what your plants need and ultimately what you need. Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa oh My!



2:45 pm - 3:35 pm

Fermented Foods: Foundations Of Health & Culture
w/ Malcolm Saunders & Denis Manser

Join Malcolm Saunders & Denis Manzer on an exploration of the role fermented foods have traditionally played in human diet & culture. Learn the important reasons people included in their diet these "cultured" foods & why we as a society must embrace them for the health of our "culture"


3:50 pm - 4:45 pm

Microbiome: The Key to Optimal Health
w/ N.D. Melina Roberts: Naturopathic Doctor

You in on the latest research on the human microbiome and how this may unlock the key to optimal health. Learn the signs that your microbiome may be out of balance and leading you away from optimal health towards dysfunction and disease. She will teach you what the important characteristics are of a healthy microbiome and how you can build your own.

Room 2: Effervescent Culture



10:00 am - 10:55 am

Beet Kvass
w/Luka Symons: C.H.N.C. Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

Beet Kvass is a simple ferment that magically pulls the flavours and life from deep in the salty earth. No special equipment needed, this liver and kidney loving beverage helps support improved digestion and protect against cancer, helps build and clean blood and is purported to be an aphrodisiac. Learn the basics of how to make this life giving libation in your own home, and how to customize the flavour for your own personal health goals!

11:15 am - 12:10 pm

Blueberry Ginger Switchel
w/ Jodie Campbell: Holistic Health Coach

Making your own Blueberry Ginger Switchel at home is so easy to do. Made from apple cider vinegar, blueberries, fresh ginger, raw honey or maple syrup and filtered water, this simple beverage is full of gut loving ingredients. Making it a great first drink for anyone new to fermenting!

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm

Water Kefir "Where Have You Been All My Life"
w/ Leeza Zurwick: Found of Happy Gut Pro

Discover how something can taste so good, be o easy to make and be good for you? You will learn water kefir's history & benefits, how to brew it & the versatile uses of this S.C.O.B.Y. Learn how to culture coconut water, nut mylkes & the endless flavour variations you can utilize to enhance your beverages.



2:45 pm - 3:35 pm

Tea For Kombucha
Derek Fleming: Master Herbalist & Owner of New Earth Organics

Join Derek on a profound exploration of the medicinal benefits of tea! This healing herb is really a big component of what makes kombucha so healthful. Choosing different teas can have profound effects on the flavour of the final product! You will get to taste some great tea from around the world in this workshop!

3:50 pm - 4:45 pm

Sparkling Kombucha: Achieving The Fizz
w/ Kevin Oxland: Red-Seal Chef

Do you struggle with getting your kombucha to "SPARKLE." In this intensive workshop you will show you how to do it easily & effortlessly. Learning kombucha secondary fermentation will allow you to enjoy delicious, sparkling, effervescent, "professional" kombuhca that you have made yourself! Tons of fizzy samples await plus lots of good ideas for recipes.

Room 2: Effervescent Culture



10:00 am - 10:55 am

Gluten-Free Sourdough Teff Wraps
w/ Malcolm Saunders: CEO & Visionary of the Light Cellar

Are you missing bread in your life? Malcolm Saunders will guide you into the fantastic world of gluten-free fermented sourdough flatbreads! Easy & nutritious recipes that will provide you & your family with "The Staff Of Life" that may be missing when we navigate away from what bread has become in our modern society.

11:15 am - 12:10 pm

Fermented Cherry Tomatos:
w/ Susan Quirk: President of Weston a Price Foundation (Calgary)

You will get a deep insight into the nourishing traditions of fermented foods, featuring a fantastic fermented cherry tomato recipe. Susan will be making this delicious, refreshing drink for you to enjoy!


1:30 pm - 2:25 pm

Probiotic Pickles
w/ Brielle Stone: Certified Herbalist & Health Coach

Learn how to pickle your favorite veggies the traditional way using salt brine to induce lacto-fermentation! No vinegar or high temperature caning required, ensuring a long shelf life and happy, healthy guts using the power of probiotic preservation!

2:45 pm - 3:35 pm

Saurekrauting 101
w/ Denis Manzer: Fermentation & Mushroom Expert

Learn how to make fantastic kraut for yourself at home. Denis will WOW you with techniques that guarantee success & the phenomenal healing benefits of this age old food.

3:50 pm - 4:45 pm

Forage and Farm
w/ Danielle Arsenault & Cheryl Greisinger:

Do you want to know how to craft delicious vegan cheese?
Danielle of Parchavega living foods is going to make you sure do in this workshop! Join this exciting exploration of cheese you can enjoy with out guilt! Featuring recipes that involve the fabled "black garlic", culinary treasure, with tremendous health benefits! Cheryl of forage & farm heirloom garlic will be on hand to enlighten us on how this gourmet ingredient is created!


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