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An exchange of ideas

06 Oct 2016

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Local architecture and permaculture group Urban Pear will host two free workshops on the art of food preservation and fermentation as part of this year’s Seniors Festival.

Southbank seniors are invited to come and share their own recipes and ideas, while also learning some modern takes on preservation and fermentation on Friday, October 7.

Urban Pear co-founders Kate Pospisal and Wendy Skala will host a discussion on experiences of fermenting and preserving, providing tips, variations and most importantly, some taste testing!

Kate said that while the pair’s workshops were normally catered to a broader audience, the Seniors Festival workshops had been designed more as an exchange of ideas rather than a lesson.

“We had to really think about how we were going to run these workshops because we know that seniors will have just as much to share with us as we do them,” she said.

“We’re inviting people to bring their own recipes along and we can see if there’s a crossover between what they know and our modern take on preservation and fermentation.”

Following the workshops, guests are invited to enjoy a free afternoon tea in the Boyd foyer from 2pm to 3pm.

Other activities offered as part of the Seniors Festival at Boyd include free hearing tests on October 6 from 10am to 1pm, as well as a 30-minute stretching class and a Bollywood dance workshop on October 8.

The preserving workshop will run on October 7 from 10am to 10.45am, while the fermenting workshop will follow from 11am to 11.45am.

All events are free, however bookings are required and can be done so via www.eventbrite.com.au

For more information email boyd@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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