Join Chef Charleston Dollano, Executive Chef of What’s Good & Regenerative Gardener Yosi Gal of Young Roots for this inspiring, in-depth, hands-on, farm-to-table, abundant harvest fermented foods workshop at Vision Healing Arts Centre in beautiful Colborne, Ontario.
An understanding of why the fermentation process creates healing superfoods
The ability to safely ferment your own foods at home using various fermentation techniques
At least two different types of fermented foods, harvested straight from the garden
Practical knowledge on how to apply Regenerative Gardening principles to your own garden and lifestyle
Date & time:
Sunday August 28, 2022, @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Light lunch is included
Vision Healing Arts Centre, 111 Hofer Road, Alnwick-Haldimand, Ontario
$120 per person
The consumption of food goes far beyond simple caloric-intake. The standard North American diet has been directly linked to an increased incidence of chronic, degenerative, inflammatory illness and disease. Fundamentally, food is about nourishment, creation, and the message we give to our bodies about our worth and
what we value. Food is our first medicine and can be used to initiate powerful healing on all levels; physical, emotional and spiritual. Fermented foods, in particular, are known for their ability to heal the gut and influence the entire body as a result.
- Improves Digestion
- Boost Immune System
- Strengthen Heart Function
- Mental Health
- Reduce Stress
- Increase Levels of Serotonin
- Promote Healthy Eating
The nutritional value of food has a direct relationship with the conditions by which it is grown. Everything from soil health, seed source, quantity and quality of water, sun, natural fertilizers, beneficial companion planting to how and when plants are planted and harvested impacts the nutrient density of our food.
Regenerative Gardening takes all of these factors into practice to grow the healthiest (and tastiest) food possible while also enhancing the environment for a better future.
Fermentation is the breakdown of carbohydrates like starch and sugar by naturally occurring bacteria and yeast. It is an ancient food preservation technique. Nowadays, we consume fermented foods more for their healing benefits and their delicious flavours.
This transformation of sugars and starches generates the natural beneficial bacteria in the fermented foods. These bacteria, known as probiotics, or “good” bacteria can help to relieve a variety of health issues; it is particularly effective for improving digestive health and reducing chronic inflammation.
Fermented foods can also help to reduce heart disease risk, improve immune function, regulate emotional and stress responses, and support hormonal balance and healthy weight loss.
Charleston & Katrina Dollano
Chef Charleston has been in the industry for over two decades. He is a conscious food chef and specializes in fusing the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine with advanced knowledge in functional nutrition to harness the healing power of foods. He is the Executive Chef of What’s Good, a wellness clinic based in Oakville that he co-owns with his wife Katrina, who is a Chinese medicine practitioner, herbalist, acupuncturist and functional nutrition practitioner. Chef Charleston specializes in bespoke private chef’s table catering events. Where he brings the fine dining restaurant experience into his client’s homes, with an emphasis on local, seasonal, organic, farm-to-table cuisine.
Yosi Gal and Michelle Leavy
Vision Healing Arts Centre is the manifestation of Yosi Gal and Michelle Leavy who have spent two decades training, working, and dreaming of building a refuge in nature; a safe place where we can wake up with the sun to the sound of the birds, knowing that our land is protected, our water is clean, and our food is nourishing. A place where people can gather to connect with and heal every aspect of our beings. We believe in a holistic approach to life that promotes good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
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Please Register Soon! Space is limited as we intend to keep the group size small to ensure everyone gets ample instruction and help from Chef Charleston & Regenerative Gardener Yosi. We ask all students to come prepared with a cutting board and knife.
Be ready to be inspired, to learn, to grow, be in community & have fun!