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Re-Wild Yourself: The Fundamentals of Fermentation

A Fermentation Workshop with The Fermentary

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Join us for an afternoon workshop on wild fermented foods run by fermentation legend Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary. In this hands-on workshop we'll be making sauerkraut, a brined veg and our own unique style of kimchi, inspired by Australian summer flavours, to take home and ferment on your bench. 

In true Fermentary style, you'll take home your beautiful ferments in Fowlers jars with an airlock, and a spare plastic lid to sit at home while it ferments.  

You'll be taking all your ferments home with you to share and enjoy with your friends and family and you'll also get to take home all the recipes to continue on your wild fermented journey at home. 

About the teacher:

Sharon Flynn is considered a foremost authority on fermentation and has made it her mission to bring a variety of fermented food and drinks into homes everywhere. Sharon immersed herself in various fermentation techniques during 20 years abroad living in Malaysia, Japan, the US and Europe as an expat, experiencing the benefits of these foods on the microbiome first hand when her youngest daughter became ill. This led her back to Australia, and to the birth of The Fermentary in 2013. 

Sharon has since fought hard to ferment traditionally, standing for complex flavour and texture over fast processes and health food fads which has earned The Fermentary many awards for various products including ‘Outstanding Artisan’. In 2015 Sharon attended a fermentation residency with Sandor Katz in his home in Tennessee, later returning to Kyoto to attend a Koji residency. Sharon published Ferment for Good, in 2017, now in its third edition. She shares her knowledge and passion for this ancient art through her various products and sold out workshops and events, regularly hosting other experts to Australia to share theirs.

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What you will learn
  • How to make wild fermented sauerkraut, brined vegetables and kimchi
  • All the benefits of fermentation
What you will get
  • Beautiful ferments in take-home fowler jars with The Ferementary airlock
  • Fundamentals and skills to apply to other fermentations
  • Take home Fermentary recipes

What to bring
  • Everything is supplied
What to wear


Appropriate for

All are welcome


Think Thornbury

Vendor since 2017

Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.

Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.

The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 

Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Terms & Conditions


We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.

You can send us an email prior to class hello@thinkthornbury.com or just give us a heads up at the start of class. 

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!

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28 November 2019 • Re-Wild Yourself: The Fundamentals of Fermentation

Such a WONDERFUL workshop! I had the best afternoon learning from Sharon Flynn of The Fermentary. Think Thornbury is a gorgeous space and from the moment I walked in I felt comfortable and relaxed. Thank you so much, I’ll be back.