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Death of a Cabbage

Death of a Cabbage
Where do cabbages go when they die? In this hands-on fermentation experience, we will explore how cycles of microbial life--and death--transform our food from one realm to the next.

Join us for a sensory experience exploring microbial life on the brink of death. In this hands-on fermentation workshop/ritual, we will ferment vegetables together as we explore the ways in which fermentation connects us to cycles of life, death and rebirth amidst decay. No experience with fermentation necessary.

Participants are invited to bring items to place on the altar to honor loved ones who have passed on from this life. As we work, we will infuse our creations with living microbes from our own hands, and memories of those who are no longer with us.

Each participant will make & take home a jar of their own fermented vegetable medley, flavored with seasonal herbs & flowers.

This workshop is led by McVicker Pickles founder Kelly McVicker. Kelly is a certified Master Food Preserver and a volunteer caregiver with the Zen Hospice Project.


Food Ritual & Ceremony Workshop