The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course by Herbal Academy

Transform your kitchen with herbal fermentation! Did you know that herbs can enhance the art and science of fermented foods and beverages? Discover new ways to capture the beneficial qualities of herbs with the help of life-supporting microorganisms, through lacto fermentation and homemade brews. In The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course, the Herbal Academy will teach you a unique way to share your passion and curiosity of herbalism with others!

The exclusive video tutorials and written lessons in this course guide you through the exciting process of making homemade beer, meads, kombuchas, and lacto-fermented foods while incorporating herbs. The course includes exclusive recipes to get you started!

The Herbal Academy designed four units to create this short but information-packed program: Herbal Beer and Ales; Herbal Mead; Herbal Kombucha and Water Kefir; and Lacto-Fermented Herbs and Vegetables.

At checkout, you can choose to upgrade your registration with beautifully-designed fermentation tutorial and recipe guides! Take these durable, laminated instructions into the kitchen with you while you prepare your herbal ferments. They will help guide you through the process and inspire you with exclusive recipes! You can sign up for this course here:

The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Outline:

This little cupboard makes me so happy.  It’s my little apothecary loaded with home grown herbs and flowers. I am slowly learning how to prepare more advanced home remedies. Concoctions are fermenting, brewing and bubbling and there are bundles of herbs hanging from rafters. I am feeling a little witchy 🙂

UNIT 1: Herbal Beer and Ales

Learn how to craft your own herbal beer and ales in Unit One of the Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course. Academy Educator Tara Welty, L.Ac. guides you through the process of incorporating herbs into your home brewing process. She also explores the ways herbal homebrews can be used to celebrate the connection between plants and humans or even used ceremonially.

Unit 1 covers the following practical and accessible material: An Introduction to Brewing Herbal Beer; Herbal Beer BrewinTutorial Video; A Subversive Guide to Herbal Homebrewing Video; and an Herbal Beer Tasting and Conversation Video.

UNIT 2: Herbal Mead

Learn everything you need to know to make spectacular herbal meads in Unit 2. Academy Educator Marc Williams of Plants & Healers International discusses wildcrafting herbal ingredients, using herbs and spices from around the world, the different types of yeast that can be used for mead-making, and how to use a hydrometer to measure alcohol content. Marc also explores the philosophical side of herbal meads by discussing the way mead can convey a unique story.

Unit 2 includes lessons on: Herbal Mead Brewing Philosophy; Making Herbal Mead Video Tutorials; and How to Brew Herbal Mead.

UNIT 3: Herbal Kombucha and Water Kefir

Kombucha and water kefir are yet another opportunity to use herbs during the process of fermentation to benefit from unique properties for health and wellness. Erika Galentin, MNIMH, our Course Development Director, guides students through the brewing process. Learn about the perceived benefits of kombucha and water kefir, as well as how much residual sugar, alcohol, and caffeine may be present in the finished brew. Erika will also discuss the importance of good bacteria and the fascinating microbial ecology within and around us.

Unit 3 includes lessons that cover: An Introduction to Herbal Kombucha and Water Kefir; Kombucha Brewing Basics; Herbal Kombucha Tutorial video; Water Kefir Brewing Basics Video; Herbal Water Kefir Tutorial Video; as well as Herbal Kombucha and Water Kefir Resources.

Fermented foods are filled with probiotics and enzymes for gut health. They are quite easy to make and are a welcomed addition to the homestead pantry.

UNIT 4: Lacto-fermented Herbs and Vegetables

Herbs can be used to add flavor and extra nutrition to fermented vegetables. Unit 4 teaches students to lacto-ferment herbs either on their own or as part of the recipe with vegetables. Academy Educator Ariel Martian introduces students to the process of lacto fermentation and provides recipes and tutorials that explore the ways fermentation can strengthen the bond between nourishment and healing.

In this Unit you will find: An Introduction to Lacto-fermentation and How to Get Started; Herbal Lacto-fermentation Tutorial Video; and Lacto-fermentation Instructions, Recipes, and Resources

The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course by Herbal Academy has something to offer for every level of interest, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned homebrewer or kitchen fermentation expert. Enjoy the beauty and complexity that herbs can bring to any fermentation process with the inspiration, techniques, and processes you’ll discover in this course.

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