Introduction to herbalism + how to ferment herbal sodas
A course taught by Katie Williamson from Yo Soy Fermentista and Golden Goat Herbals and Yo Soy Fermentista.
Welcome! We cover SO MUCH in this class. It is truly an epic adventure and it´s only the beginning of your soda making journey.
See below for more information about what we will be covering in each module of the class.
There are over 6 hours of pre-recorded videos as well as a digital book (that you can print for your home) with theory, recipes and other important information about herbalism and fermentation.
(over 6 hours of recorded video lessons)
You make an account in Gumroad when you buy the course and you´ll always have access to those videos to rewatch as many times as your need them for theory, recipes and also inspiration. Welcome to the course!
1 - Introduction: You can do it! You are an herbalist too!
2 - What is fermentation? What is herbalism?
3 - Using scientific names of plants vs. common names
4 - Different plant medicine vehicles - how does the plant share its medicine and magic with you?
5 - Water as a plant medicine vehicle (and why we use it)
6 - What´s an herbal tea? Let´s make them.
7 - What´s an infusion? Let´s make them.
8 - What´s a decoction? Let´s make them.
9 - Why make herbal sodas? Are they probiotic and what does that even mean?
10 - The basic formula you need to know to ferment any soda (or beverage)
11 - How to get chlorine out of your water to make sodas that are alive
12 - Where do the microbes come from? Cultivating a source of culture for your sodas (yeast, whey, ginger bug, kraut juice, honey, fruit, flowers, etc)
13 - Sweet talk; all about the source of sugars we use to ferment our sodas
14 - Flavor / medicine; what flavors and medicinal qualities do we want to achieve with our herbal soda?
15 - Fermentation vessels; what should I make my sodas in?
16 - The easiest soda to make; pitching yeast in juice for an overnight soda (grape, chamomile or infinite other versions)
17 - Another easiest soda to make; adding raw honey to tea (Tulsi tea soda or infinite other versions)
18 - A wintertime wonder (apple juice, cloves, cinnamon soda)
19 - A wintertime wonder version two
20 - Making soda with whey and frozen fruit (blueberry soda)
21 - Elderberry lemonade with astragalus root
22 - Hibiscus lemonade with kraut juice or backslopped soda or water kefir or kombucha or sauerkraut juice (so many options!)
23 - Immune tonic soda with reishi, astragalus and kombucha
24 - Green apple, lime and powdered herb soda
25 - Herbal lemonade with raw honey
26 - Herbal lemonade with whey
27 - Ginger / turmeric beer made with an active ginger bug
28 - So long…for now…¡Let´s get to fermenting!
BONUS video: Making wild yeast starters from fresh flowers and fruits
BONUS video two: How to ferment and preserve fresh plants in raw honey
Who is your teacher?
My name is Katie Williamson. I am originally from Louisiana. I have lived all over the world including Washington D.C., Charleston, Spain, Perú and most recently México. Now I call the woods of Middle Tennesse my home.
I am a student of life. I grew up in suburbia not learning many basic human skills. I am grateful for where I came from and I am also so grateful that as an adult that I continue to learn a little bit more each day about what it means to be a human on this beautiful Earth that we all share.
I did an herbal apprenticeship with Susun Weed up in the woods of New York in 2020. I studied to be a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner back in 2015. I have worked for the Weston A. Price Foundation and am incredibly grateful to Dr. Price´s book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" for changing my life and entire existence; ancestral food ways and medicine making is part of my path in large part thanks for Dr. Price´s inspiration. I am also a certified Sivananda yoga teacher. I have a YouTube channel in Spanish called Yo Soy Fermentista that teaches people all over the world about fermentation and herbalism. We are now a community of over 500,000 people who are learning the art of the kitchen and food transformation. I am so grateful to my teachers - past, present and future - who have helped me arrive to this place in the infinite spiral path that is life.
In love and gratitude.
¡Por la vida!
Katie (¡Katita is also my name!)
¿What does this course include?
🌱Over SIX HOURS of recorded class time about the fundamental of herbalism; you will always have access to those videos to watch them as much as you need to
🌱An complete course digital book with theory, recipes, herbalism concepts and fermentation explained in detail
🌱An extra recipe PDF that covers in detail all recipes made during the video modules
➡️ Course price - 133 USD
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to reach out to me by email. I (Katie) will be the one responding!
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🌱Over SIX HOURS of recorded class time about the fundamental of herbalism; you will always have access to those videos to watch them as much as you need to 🌱An complete course digital book with theory, recipes, herbalism concepts and fermentation explained in detail 🌱An extra recipe PDF that covers in detail all recipes made during the video modules
- 🌱Over SIX HOURS of recorded class time about the fundamental of herbalism; you will always have access to those videos to watch them as much as you need to 🌱An complete course digital book with theory, recipes, herbalism concepts and fermentation explained in detail 🌱An extra recipe PDF that covers in detail all recipes made during the video modules