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Learn to make mead/honey wine and healthy homemade sodas

June 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$40 - $80 sliding scale
Laila Asbergs

Discover the art and science of brewing honey wines (or “mead”) and lacto-fermented sodas at home!

In this introductory class, participants will learn about the principles of fermentation, choosing and finding ingredients, and the basic equipment necessary for home-scale production.

Making honey wines and sodas is a fun way to transform common pantry items (spices, tea, chocolate) and a variety of flowers, plants, and “weeds” (either gathered from your garden or from wild fields and forests) into delicious, one-of-a-kind beverages. Once you learn the basic process, your imagination is the limit in combining flavors and ingredients!

Throughout the class we will:

  • Learn about the history and lore surrounding old-style wines.
  • Examine the health and nutritional benefits of homemade lacto-fermented sodas.
  • Discuss how to create your own recipes.

Students will sample a variety of beverages during the class and make a honey wine and a soda to take home.

No experience necessary. All tools and ingredients will be provided.

About Earth Village Education - EVE

Earth Village Education is a nonprofit nature education organization based in northern Virginia. We conduct classes for adults, families, and school groups about a variety of topics related to nature connection, environmental stewardship, self-reliance, sustainability, and community development. Our home base is a 97-acre farm and nature preserve located just outside Marshall, Virginia (about 45 miles west of Washington, DC). You can learn more about our programs at www.EarthVillageEducation.org.