Fermentation workshop

Join Schumacher College chefs Voirrey and Phil for an afternoon learning how to ferment your own foods.
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WHEN:

2.30pm Friday 26 April 2024

TUTORS:

Voirrey Watterson, Phil Taylor

VENUE:

The Dining Room, Old Postern, Schumacher College, Dartington

AGE SUITABILITY:

Unless otherwise stated, our Short Courses are for adults 18+ years

COURSE FEE:

£50

About this course

Join us for an afternoon exploring our tried and tested recipes for fermenting food. 

For over 30 years, food has been at the centre of the Schumacher College experience as we’ve combined the communal experience of sharing a meal together with a sustained commitment to producing our own food and caring for the soil. To be truly sustainable, storing and preserving food is a key question, and our chefs have developed a range of tools to do this, not least through the alchemical magic of fermentation.  

With this accessible workshop we are returning to these roots, offering participants the chance to expand their knowledge and gain a few tricks and tips for making sure the fermentation process works successfully each time. The workshop will be tailored to the interests and experience level of the participants. 

on this course you will

  1. Learn about fermentation
  2. Try out a selection of College recipes
  3. Build your confidence in fermenting
  4. Meet new people
  5. Get a flavour of the distinctive learning community 

what to bring

Please bring a couple of kilner jars (or similar) if you would like to take some of your creations home.
We will provide all the materials and food that will be needed.  

 

OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY

Our courses are part of the wider Learning programme at Dartington, and you will join a community of students on site studying at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School as well as other short course participants, volunteers and visitors.

While you are here we invite you to take part in our learning community life by attending morning meetings, taking part in activities such as meal preparation and clearing, and evening social events. This is entirely voluntary, but participants tell us that taking part adds to their experience at Dartington.

short course community lunch

accommodation

We recommend that if possible, you stay on-site during your course. All our courses are best experienced holistically: through studying, relaxing, eating and staying with other course participants, volunteers, staff and tutors.

When you book your course with accommodation this includes one of our hostel-style single rooms with shared facilities and easy access to your main learning space. They are the perfect base to rest your head, relax and recharge. You can find out more about the rooms here.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included throughout the duration of the course, each made with fresh, locally-sourced produce by our award-winning team.

Accommodation is available at a discounted rate for course attendees, and on a first come, first served basis only. Choose this option by selecting ‘Course Fee Plus Accommodation’ at checkout.

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optional: upgrade to a courtyard room

It is also possible, subject to availability, to upgrade your accommodation to a single or double en-suite bedroom in our beautiful and historic courtyard. Upgrade pricing is as follows:

For courses starting before 1/9/2023

  • Single room with en-suite bathroom: additional £27.25 per night
  • Double room with en-suite bathroom is an additional £43.60 per night

For courses starting on or after 1/9/2023

  • Single room with en-suite bathroom: additional £31.07 per night
  • Double room with en-suite bathroom is an additional £49.70 per night

If you would like to upgrade, please first book with residential option included, and then contact our Guest Services team on 01803 847150 or email guestservices@dartingtonhall.com to check availability. Our Guest Services department is open daily, 8am–8pm.

Should you decide to upgrade to our en-suite accommodation, please be aware that this is 20 min walk, or 3 min drive, to the Old Postern site, where some of our courses are held. There is car parking available near to all venues on the estate.

OPTIONAL: STAY ON OUR CAMPSITE

You may like to stay on our beautiful and relaxing campsite, amidst the stunning rolling hills and ancient woodlands of Dartington. Find out more about the campsite here.

Should you decide to stay on the campsite, please be aware that this is 10 min walk, to either Schumacher College or Dartington Hall, where our courses are held. There is car parking available near to all venues on the estate.

Book now

Begin your online booking below. You will receive an e-ticket for this event. You are welcome to email us at shortcourses@dartington.org or call us at 01803 847008 with any queries you have. Full Short Course T&Cs can be found here >

If you place a deposit, you will be contacted by us four weeks before the course start date to pay the outstanding balance. You will also be contacted with full details about the course before you arrive.

Please note that in most cases bookings for all our Short Courses close at midday on the Thursday before the course begins. This enables us to give you the best possible course experience and ensures all bookers receive the relevant course materials before they arrive.



Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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