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Friendly Ferments – A Festival of Fermentation & Culture

  • Bowness Community Centre 7904 43 Ave NW Calgary, Alberta Canada (map)

The Light Cellar presents...

Friendly Ferments – A Festival of Fermentation and Culture

featuring Sandor Ellix Katz (author of Wild Fermentation The Art of Fermentation)

Join us in creating culture between people, bacteria, and yeast, as we bring together Calgary’s ‘culture’ of Fermentation Ambassadors (this is where I fit in) and our featured guest speaker.


Sandor Ellix Katz of is the most recognized and leading voice on fermentation.

“Sandor Katz has already awakened more people to the diversity and deliciousness of fermented foods than any other single person has over the last century. Once you look at the world through the fresh eyes of such a genius, there is no going back to the tasteless world you had previously occupied.”

– Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Renewing America’s Food Traditions and Desert Terroir

“Sandor Katz has proven himself to be the king of fermentation”

– Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation


Why a Festival?

Because we need to celebrate, especially around food and that which gives us life as we enrich our ability to engage our hearts and hands in ancient arts of crafting nourishing foods for ourselves!

This event is an opportunity for you to enter into the wonderful, uplifting and health-enhancing world of bacteria and microbes – the probiotics, what we call the Friendly Ferments.

Join us to:

Drink locally brewed kombucha, and naturally fermented ginger-ale sodas

Taste local sourdough breads, cultured cheeses, tempeh, pickled vegetables and more

Meet local fermenteurs, educators, producers and other like-minded folk

Hear from Sandor Katz in 3 feature key-note presentations

Learn about the the history of fermentation

Ask questions from our ‘Fermentation Ambassadors’ including Sandor Katz himself

See how fermentation is done with live demonstrations

Discover why fermented foods are so good for you

Create new connections and build the fermentation community and culture in Calgary

Exchange starter cultures, fermentation stories, tips and techniques

Experience a fun wholesome time with family and friends

Get Cultured! with Friendly Ferments


This will be the most probiotic and culture rich event of 2015!


For Full Event Details and tickets to purchase, head to The Light Cellar's full page on the two-day celebration.