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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 3K5

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Learn the foundations of making miso at home.

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Come join us for this 2 hour hands-on miso workshop, where you will not only learn how to make the traditional soybean miso, but also meet the core ingredient called koji, used in most Japanese (and some Asian) ferments including soy sauce, sake and rice vinegar. With a more earthy and deeper flavour than store-bought varieties, this homemade miso is a great balance of natural sweetness and mineral-rich saltiness, which becomes an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient. You will take home 250g of miso to ferment and the knowledge needed to make more miso at home!

Included in the cost:

• All required ingredients to make miso

• A variety of miso types to sample

• Recipes to use miso

What you need to bring:

• 500ml jar to take home 250g miso (you need some space to put a weight, so a wide-mouth jar is necessary)

• A medium to large stainless bowl

We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you!

Instructor Bios: Misako Ozawa - Originally from Japan, her love toward traditional Japanese foods started in her childhood where she woke up to the sound of her mother chopping vegetables and to the smell of miso soup every morning. After she moved to Canada in 2017, she has been hosting miso workshops and sharing her knowledge learned from an over-100-year-old Japanese miso company. We live in a very convenient world where everything can be purchased online instantly, but there's something very attractive about long-aged slow foods that fermented foods can offer us, and that's what she wants to share. She graduated from Pacific Rim College with a diploma of Holistic Nutrition in 2020.

Jungyeon Han - Born and raised in South Korea where fermented vegetables and condiments are fundamental to everyday meals, she has been developing and selling her own kimchi made with local produce and herbs for over 8 years. Her passion for fermented food started after she moved to Canada in 2012 where she couldn’t find the kimchi she grew up with so then, she decided to make her own, and from there, she continued in learning a variety of fermented foods such as miso, sourdough, sauerkraut, koji etc. She is ready to share healthful foods and her wealth of knowledge of herbal medicine acquired at Pacific Rim College in Victoria to build a strongly bonded community.

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If you are attending a workshop in person, COVID protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance.

If you are attending a workshop online, zoom meeting details will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.

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Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 3K5

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The Compost Education Centre, situated on unceded Coast Salish territories, is a non-profit organization with charitable status. The CEC’s mission is to encourage composting, local food production, and conservation, through education to residents living within the CRD. Created as a community resource, the CEC’s intent is to lower barriers to building skills that support soil stewardship and ecological sustainability. Two of the ways the CEC meets this goal are through free and affordable workshop series for adults, and a diverse, interactive, science-based educational program for students and their teachers. The CEC is mandated to teach people of all ages how to create a biologically active, organic garden amendment, as well as why composting and soil conservation are crucial practices for mitigating climate change.

 

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