Fermentation And Pickling Workshop

Fermentation And Pickling Workshop


May 13, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gathering Ground
Gathering Ground, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, S6 4HD, South Yorkshire

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In this hands on, sensory and creative workshop with Sheffield’s Social Pickle, learn how to make sauerkraut and other pickles using fermentation techniques!


The workshop takes place on Saturday 13 May, 11am – 4pm.

Social Pickle will take you on a sensory journey, tasting the flavours of fermentation, using writing and drawing to discover the different smells, flavours and sounds created in the fermentation process. The first part of the workshop will be a practical introduction to making Sauerkraut, using this process as a way to understand the power of bacteria.

The second part of the workshop will take our attention outwards, noticing some of the edible plants that are available to us both in the wild or grown locally, thinking about their unique properties. We will then explore different flavour combinations, with each person experimenting in making their own fermented vegetables.

Everyone will take home a jar of Sauerkraut and their own experimental ferment with instructions as to how to care for them. Jars and materials will all be provided!

Adults only (16+)

This workshop will take place in the Bradbury Makers’ Shed, next to the Walled Garden in Hillsborough Park. For directions and access information please see the RivelinCo website: https://rivelinco.org/access/

About Social Pickle

Social Pickle brings people together to share the joys of foraging, pickling and producing. Harnessing the seasons and the surplus of Sheffield, they channel the flavours of the city and share it out in jar sized portions. Social Pickle explores fermentation as a human and non-human collaborative process, seeking to create better access to nutritious food and create less damaging practices to the planet. The process is one of shared learning, and they see it as a space for community members to empower each other through knowledge and build resilience.