Ferments and Cultures Videos and Upcoming Events

The live chat version of French Ferments and Cultures wil be posted soon, although many people said they were unable to find the videos, or that they did not have time to watch them.

All videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup. Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. The French videos are here, no passcode required. We will keep them up until October 4th.

No password is needed to access these videos, but you must be registered with Vimeo. Vimeo does not charge a fee to regsiter, although they really want to get you to subscribe on a monthly basis.

Be persistent if you do not want to purchase a monthly Vimeo plan. Look for really small print! The option is there.

For every event there is a registration page. Register for The Silk Road and Halal and Kosher (including Israel and Palestine) events here: September 28, Part 1 https://conta.cc/36721UI and October 4, Part 2 https://conta.cc/3j5HK5Q

We think Vimeo is a great deal that let’s you control your content and avoid advertising. Vimeo does not push content you don’t want to see into your face like Instagram, nor restrict access to things you really want to see by applying algorithms that make you watch their advertising like Instagram does.

We purchased the most expensive Vimeo plan so you don’t need to. But it is one of the reasons we ask for fees for our events and screenings.

We try to have a live chat portion for each event but if enough people do not register for each event we will not have them.

Live Chat Info (Zoom)

The information for the live chat for Part 1 of our September 28th https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81518628478 Meeting ID: 815 1862 8478 Passcode: HALAL , 1PM to 2 PM EST (New York Time) and October 4th, 1 PM to 2 PM (New York Time) The Silk Road, Kosher and Halal including Israel and Palestine event is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81518628478 Meeting ID: 287 521 6492, Passcode GRAB7

Please Register

Over 90% of those that have a Seasons Pass did not purchase it. Very hard working volunteers were given one as a way to thank them for volunteering for this International Fermentation Festival, as well as a way to thank them for creating videos for the events.

If you are only interested in a specific event, just register for that. Again, we need to raise money to cover our expenses. If you can’t afford anything, say that on the registration form.

If you don’t register for either a Seasons Pass or an event you’d like to attend you won’t get updates or announcements or passcodes for that event. Passcodes will be re-instituted in October.


Fermentations and Cultures Event Hosts: Payal Shah, Nickawanna Shaw, Marika Groen, Anton Nicola, Peiman Khosravi, Ebonee McCorvey, Kirsten Shockey, Zoe Mitchell, Connie Chew, Dr. Johnny Drain, Maria Mantilla, Ken Fornataro, Julia Skinner, Robin Sherrill, Alex Gunuey, Zoe Mitchell, Dave Smoke-McCluskey, Amy Kalafa, and Ed Ferrada.

We don’t keep track of what events you attend. If you miss a specific event after the 7 day period you will not have access to the videos for that event. We will not refund a partial amount of a Season Pass fee for any reason, even if we can’t put on any more events.


After the entire events are over we hope to create a book and a documentary for sale that will benefit all the presenters and volunteer staff for the entire program.


This program covers fermentation, preservation, increasing food resources, science, traditional and novel applications of microbes, food justice, soil development, farming, fungus and bacteria as environmental tools, waste management, land and water access and the preparation of food and drink through fermentation, preparation and cooking techniques.

Event event has a specific focus on a topic that often is a geographic region that includes the techniques and cultures that make the foods and drinks from France, Japan, Russia, Armenia, Iran, Scotland, Taiwan, China, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, England, The Baltics, Georgia, The Caucuses, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Chile, India, Egypt, Chile, Israel, Finland, Denmark, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Palestine, and other African and South American countries and immigrant diaspora throughout the world. 


French Ferments and Cultures

Peiman Khosravi

Wild Fennel – Peiman Khosravi

You can no longer register for this event. The info on the Zoom call is above. All videos are at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup. We are leaving all videos posted for last session up until the 28th of September in deference and honor of all our friends and family, colleagues and fellow Native Americans and those whose families came here as immigrants that are struggling with so many serious issues.

Alex Gunuey

Yes, you do have to be registered with Vimeo. That’s where all these videos are housed. There is no registration fee required to participate in this event, although please go to our Instagram page or sign up for email to receive notice of some special upcoming events that you won’t find out about in other ways.

The September 28 event on The Silk Road (Halal/Kosher) – including India, Georgia, Israel, Palestine, etc takes place on September 28th.


Fermentations and Cultures Event Hosts: Payal Shah, Nickawanna Shaw, Marika Groen, Anton Nicola, Peiman Khosravi, Ebonee McCorvey, Kirsten Shockey, Zoe Mitchell, Connie Chew, Dr. Johnny Drain, Maria Mantilla, Ken Fornataro, Julia Skinner, Robin Sherrill, Alex Gunuey, Zoe Mitchell, Dave Smoke-McCluskey, Amy Kalafa, and Ed Ferrada.

We don’t keep track of what events you attend. If you miss a specific event after the 7 day period you will not have access to the videos for that event. We will not refund a partial amount of a Season Pass fee for any reason.


After the entire events are over we hope to create a book and a documentary for sale that will benefit all the presenters and volunteer staff for the entire program.


This program covers fermentation, preservation, increasing food resources, science, traditional and novel applications of microbes, food justice, soil development, farming, fungus and bacteria as environmental tools, waste management, land and water access and the preparation of food and drink through fermentation, preparation and cooking techniques.

Event event has a specific focus on a topic that often is a geographic region that includes the techniques and cultures that make the foods and drinks from France, Japan, Russia, Armenia, Iran, Scotland, Taiwan, China, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, England, The Baltics, Georgia, The Caucuses, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Chile, India, Egypt, Chile, Israel, Finland, Denmark, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Palestine, and other African and South American countries and immigrant diaspora throughout the world. 


Koji : Conceptos Básicos



Microbes, Koji, Ferments

2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 822 9354 4287

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Schedule/Links/Money for May 23, 2020


Welcome! On Saturday May 23, 2PM EST to 11:30 PM EST you have to call into each Session when it opens at the scheduled time. No one wanted to stay on a 7 1/2 hour call/event so it was broken up into 3 sessions. Click the name of the session below, and it will take you to the Zoom event. You need a password for each session. They are below.

Note: You will be muted upon entering. You can use the chat. The co-hosts will monitor it for questions. Do not post off topic chat notes or try to advertise anything during any session. You will be blocked from chatting if you do.

You can’t upload files. You can’t share your screen. The co-hosts will decide if you get unmuted. But, that really creates a lot of noise and ruins the recording according to the people that are attempting to record this. Please do not ask about recordings again. Thank You for your interest!


SESSION 1 – Password: MKF1 – Microbes, Koji, Ferments 2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST. Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 822 9354 4287

SESSION 2 – Password: MKF2 Microbes, Koji, Ferments, Part 2 6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

SESSION 3 – Password: CF1 Cultivos y Fermentos – 9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

Payment/Donation/Confirmation

There are two ways to send money to support our work. Make a donation of $20 or more US dollars. Venmo or PayPal will give you a receipt. You don’t get a payment confirmation from us. Again, the links and password for May 23 are above.

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Pascal Baudar – Wildcrafted Vinegars



Microbes, Koji, Ferments

2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 822 9354 4287

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Fermentando Resiliencia – Esteban Yepes Montoya



Microbes, Koji, Ferments – Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598
2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Kojicuterie – Meats and Koji (麹)



Microbes, Koji, Ferments – Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598
2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Chef Sean Doherty


Microbes, Koji, Ferments – Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Kirsten K Shockey and Christopher Shockey



May 23 Links





Microbes, Koji, Ferments – Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST

Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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Microbes, Koji, Ferments 八つ


May 23 Links


Presenters Bios and Pictures


Microbes, Koji, Ferments – Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

2:00 PM EST to 6:00 PM EST


Microbes, Koji, Ferments, 2

6:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
Meeting ID: 812 4792 9598

Cultivos y Fermentos

9:00 PM EST to 11:30 PM EST
Meeting ID: 833 1798 7281

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