Making Biodynamic Ferments & Tinctures
A Coros Retreat with Dennis Klocek
Friday January 10, 2020 at Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah
“Small-scale remedies for people and plants.”
Large-scale production of medicinal tinctures demands highly streamlined production processes to be cost effective that significantly reduces healing potentials in a product. Small scale medicinal tinctures and condiment production is an agricultural art benefiting from leisurely harvests and processing rhythms to achieve peak quality. Uniquely potent health products unavailable on a commercial scale can result. We will cover recipes for ferments of plant hormones for sprays to enhance vegetable, fruit and medicinal plant properties as well as recipes for alcohol and vinegar ferments to extract herbs and preserve food.
Demonstrations of small, highly efficient equipment for this work will be accompanied by timelines for planning the complex sowing, spraying, harvesting and processing tasks needed for optimal results. The deeper synergies of this artisanal agricultural work will be the focus of the day.
SPONSORED BY IAN POWELL & LUKE FREY
Saturday morning, January 11 : BDANC Lecture by Dennis Klocek: “Three American Agricultural Economies”