LATEST BREWS

26 January 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

What a great LAB-Work: Lactofermentation in Practice workshop!  Held at Broomhill Urban Farm, participants learned how to make kimchi and sauerkraut, tasted delicious ferments and listened to Dr. Steve share the latest discoveries in science and medical research regarding lactofermentation and how it affects our health.

The 2019 Microbial Makeover Fundamentals and Special Topics Workshop schedule has been finalised.

Please visit the links at the top of this page to view dates and times and to purchase tickets.

 

16 Sept 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

We were honoured to be part of the Glasgow Food Network Open Door Weekend and were able to show off our microbe heroes by incorporating deliciously probiotic ingredients into the dishes served at the Community Meal Fundraiser benefiting Broomhill Urban Farm.

11 Aug 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

At the annual Crop Mob Glasgow, we presented our neighbours with free tastings of Fermented Salsa, Fermented Radish Kimchi, White Kimchi and Sauerkraut.

16 June 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

Spreading the good gut gospel at Gala Day with the folks from Broomhill Community Church and Broomhill Urban Farm.

26 May 2018

Augusta, GA

Culture Club: Sauerkraut

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Sauerkraut night was a great success!  We tasted several types of homemade sauerkraut while Steve shared insight on the latest medical data supporting the positive health effects of the microbes in live sauerkraut.

16-17 February 2018

2018 Georgia Organics Conference

Building Gut Health with Fermentation, Friday 16 February from 2-5pm
Tasha Alison and Steve Fountain, MD, PhD
In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to safely produce fermented foods and beverages. Part 1: Veggie Fermentation (1.5 hours) followed by Part 2: Lacto-Fermentation (1.5 hours). This workshop will be held offsite. **This workshop has been approved for 3 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.

Gut Health: Healing and Prevention through the Digestive Tract   17 February from 2:30-3:45pm
Tasha Alison and Steve Fountain, MD, PhD
Icebox Farm Physician Steve Fountain and microbiome enthusiast Tasha Alison share how to maintain healthy gut flora and connect with patients and consumers around gut health. This session includes how to advise patients in disease prevention as well as those in common disease states based on current research of the microbiome. **This workshop has been approved for 1 CPE Unit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.

03 February 2018

TEDx Augusta, GA
Partnering with a wonderful group of farmers and chefs, we served hundreds of creative TEDx attendees who eagerly tried our gut-healthy ferments.  Our offerings included:

Korean Radish Kimchi (Kkakdugi)
Whole Milk Kefir with Bradford Watermelon Syrup
Fermented Kale Stems
Fermented Mustard Green Stems

12 December 2017

Culture Club: Festive Ferments

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover and other local experts shared recipes, ideas, and samples that helped our neighbors integrate delicious probiotic-packed ferments into holiday meals and party fare–from sweet to savory, dishes and drinks!

16 November 2017

Culture Club: Kkakdugi

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Folks joined Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover for an exciting Kkakdugi (white radish kimchi) workshop! They learned how to make kkakdugi in their own kitchens and tasted some we’d made in ours.

15 November 2017

Augusta University Pop-Up Market

What an incredible day at Augusta University! Thank you, Augusta Locally Grown and Augusta University Health for coordinating the Crop-Up Market. It was a blast! We shared 246 servings of white radish kimchi, and fermented vegetables with the students and staff of AU! That’s a lot of microbes!!

28 September 2017

Culture Club: Sourdough

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Due to overwhelming popular demand, we added a second date for our sourdough workshop. Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover presented a sourdough workshop in which folks learned about the history of breadmaking as well as how to easily make sourdough starter in their own kitchens–and of course we had some tasty bread to sample.

14 September 2017

Culture Club: Sourdough

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

We had an incredible turnout last night at our monthly Culture Club (Sourdough) meeting! Local expert, Steve Fountain, brought the full force of his interdisciplinary expertise to bear! #sustainablecommunity

10 August 2017

Culture Club: Yogurt

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Friends and neighbors joined Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover for a yogurt workshop! They learned how to easily make several types of yogurt in their own kitchens and tasted some we’d made in ours.

13 July 2017

Culture Club: Fermented Beverages

Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover presented an exciting workshop about fermented beverages! From kefir to kvass and kombucha, attendees learned how to make delicious, healthy, probiotic powerhouse beverages in their own kitchens and tasted a few we’d made in ours.

01 June 2017

Culture Club: Traditional Cabbage Kimchi

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

Dozens joined Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover for an exciting kimchi workshop, learning how to make kimchi in their own kitchens and tasting some we’d made in ours.

30 May 2017

Veggie Park Farmers Market

We were there from 4:30 to 7 at the Veggie Park Farmers Market, with fresh spices, handmade flatbreads and kimchi samples!

4 May 2017

Culture Club: Sauerkraut

A monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts.

On Thursday May 4 at 6:30 pm, Steve & Tasha of Microbial Makeover presented an exciting sauerkraut workshop! Attendees learned how to make sauerkrauts in their own kitchens and tasted a few we’d made in ours.

18 February 2017

We were so honored to present at Georgia Organics’ 20th anniversary conference!  What a wonderful crowd of enthusiastic, gut healthy folks!

 

21 January 2017

Microbial Makeover Fundamentals workshop – Augusta, GA

In this full-day workshop, a full house of our local friends found out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health and even our behavior. They learned the fascinating history of our relationships with microbes, and saw how our understanding of their roles in our diets, in our health, and in disease has developed. They discovered both traditional and contemporary fermentation processes, and ways that they can encourage health and wellness for themselves and others. They even got to take home some of the materials they needed to get started right away.  The Fundamentals workshop was held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

 

22 October 2016

LAB-Work: Lactofermentation in Practice – Augusta, GA

This 3-hour, fully hands-on workshop taught attendees all they needed to know about lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and how to use them to make delicious, probiotic, lactofermented dishes. Guided by our expert Tasha Alison, they learned—and did—every step in the process of making three scrumptious dishes: kimchi, lactofermented seasonal vegetables, and raw sauerkraut. As if that weren’t enough, they also got to take all three home with them! During the workshop, Dr. Steve Fountain also provided insight into the science behind lactofermentation, and its place in the Microbial Makeover’s SEED Strategy.

 

18 September 2016

Microbial Makeover Fundamentals workshop – Aiken, SC

In this full-day workshop, our friends found out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health and even our behavior. They learned the fascinating history of our relationships with microbes, and saw how our understanding of their roles in our diets, in our health, and in disease has developed. They discovered both traditional and contemporary fermentation processes, and ways that they could encourage health and wellness for themselves and others. They even got to take home some of the materials they needed to get started right away.

Check out this article by one of our attendees:  https://augustalocallygrown.org/microbial-makeover-in-aiken-with-icebox-farm/

 

17 March 2016

Veggie Fermentation Workshop

Tasha Alison of Icebox Farm presented this free workshop in which attendees learned to naturally ferment garden fresh veggies and discovered why gut health is so crucial to overall health. It was hosted by Red Clay Market, 4460 Washington Road, Evans. 5pm-6:30pm.