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In this hands-on Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation workshop, explore the world of fizzy fermented drinks with Jackie Vitale, Chef-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Jackie will lead participants in making three different recipes, including kombucha, ginger bug soda, and sweet potato fly at SCCF’s Bailey Homestead Preserve on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 9am to noon. Participants will be provided with all materials and will leave with ingredients to prepare some at home, as well as in-depth recipes.
Jackie is ever excited by the magic of food: as a source of joy, a community builder, a teaching tool, and a happy home for our microbial friends. She comes to Captiva from her hometown of Stuart, Florida, where she has spent the last five years growing an urban farm, restaurant, and community space called Ground Floor Farm. She is co-founder of the Florida Ferment Fest, an annual celebration of sunshine and microbes. Learn more about Jackie through her blog, Sunshine & Microbes.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite/SCCF for $20. Meet in the Pavilion at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, 1300 Periwinkle Way. Please call SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center at 239-472-1932 with questions. SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed.