Bluebird Farm: Fermentation Magic: Making Herbal Elixirs and Medicinal Meads

Come and join us on Saturday, May 2 from 2 – 5 pm at Bluebird Farm for this introductory class on home-brewed honey wine and alchemical fermentation. Cost of the class is $35. 11153 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City.

For thousands of years, our ancestors mixed plant medicines with the sweet essence of honey or barley, and allowed the mysterious yeast to work it’s magic… the result was a bubbling, frothy liquid that at times seemed alive… and when consumed brought health, excitement and ecstatic jubilation!

…Today that magic is returning…

This afternoon class is meant to engage those just beginning their journey with fermentation, as well as advanced beer brewers. We will discuss the history and mystery of mead making, reveal the science behind fermentation and wine making, and touch on the beauty of honey and the power of a few select herbs. Then we will demonstrate step by step the initial process of how to make mead!

This class is taught by Turtle Turlington, founder of the Mathemagical School of Art, Design, and Natural Phenomena. Turtle has been fermenting honey and medicinal herbs since he first learned the craft from his mentor in 2003. He has been teaching and weaving mead-lore ever since, inspiring the next generation of mead-makers and home-brewers!