11.17.19 // Herbal & Medicinal Mead Making with Marissa Percoco // 4:30-7:30p

Delve into the ancient art of mixing honey--the nectar of the flowers of plants gathered by the bees--with local fruit, flowers, roots & herbs to create divine expressions of beverage bliss. This hands-on event will guide participants through the process of harvesting medicines and preparing them for the mead, discussing basic qualities of flowers, fruits, herbs, roots, etc. & how to handle & use them. Then we'll blend these things together with water & honey, feeding the wild yeasts, to create the beginnings of a most delightful beverage! This is an introductory class, so we will briefly discus ratios of sweetener, the qualities of various sugars, & have an overview of wild & cultured fermentation. We'll end with a brief discussion on racking, bottling & storing your brews while sampling a few lovely examples of fermentation and alchemical magic! Bring some extra money to purchase some products from my cellar!
$35-45 sliding scale
Marissa Percoco has been exploring community & thribal being for years, traveling the back-country on a shoe-string, from coast to coast through deserts, mountains, hot springs & over oceans—exploring and falling ever more deeply in love with this amazing planet! Learning plants, animals, stories, songs and local ways of weaving into harmony with the environment is this lady's passion!  Fermentation is a special love of Marissa's, with Nomadic & Wild fermenting and “Liberation from Refrigeration” being special areas of obsession. With an addiction to discovering new uses for strange & exotic plants, Marissa views all flora as brethren, and therefore is never alone.  Deeply rooted in the Earthskills movement and committed to co-creating a new culture within which we, our children and all beings thrive, Marissa is now the Executive Director of The Firefly Gathering, as well as Scholarship Co-oordinator and Fundraiser for Earthskills Gathering, ERI. She now nests on a little farm in Barnardsville, NC. Wilderlandia.org
Cancellation by Villagers:
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Cancellation by Student:
If you cancel within 48 hrs of the class, you will receive a refund in the form of store credit.  Cancellations with less that 48 hrs notice are not eligible for a refund.
If you do not show up and do not give notice, your registration fee will be treated as a donation to the teacher and the shop.

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