Ferments and Cultures Videos and Upcoming Events

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.

To access these videos 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.

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.

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 These videos are password protected. No password, no watching.

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 95% 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, but mostly to thank them 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 parts of this event.


After the entire event is 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. 


Ferments and Cultures – Back to School – No Tuition Required


Some people are undergoing some very serious issues with fires, sickness, and work. They are doing what they can to get more videos. We’ll wait as long as they need.

You can no longer register for the September 13th Event. Purchase a Season Pass apply for a scholarship, or register for an upcoming event. The info on the Zoom call is below.

There are more videos up for our Fruits, Ferments and Probiotics already than anyone could watch and make nice supportive comments at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup anyway.

All three of Dr. Esther Miller’s recordings are up. They are a master class in fermentation. Cabbage microbiome wars!

With Viola Sampson’s two videos – fermented tomato ketchup and fermentation basics – and Greg Martinez’s basic review of Enzymes, it’s really a back to school extravaganza.

For your pets as well! Both of Dr. Tejas Sameer’s recordings on making healthy microbiome food for your animals are also posted.

Lots of videos to watch.

That’s just to start though.  Connie Chew’s Kangen Water is up. Savage Craic’s vegan fruit kimchi is up. Jennifer Solow’s two recordings, one on champagne tomatoes the other on herbs are up. 

Christine Krauss’ farinata, and her idli presentation have also been posted. and two new videos from Marika Groen of Malika Ferments have also been posted.

Actually we posted 70 videos for this event. Everyone said they missed all of KIrsten Shockey’s videos, and were desperate to re-watch all of Meredith Leigh, Jessica Alonzo and Misti Norris’ stuff so we reposted them as well. Aso please go watch them and please comment on them.

Yes, you do have to be registered with Vimeo. That’s where all these are housed. And for the next two weeks there is no registration fee required to watch although please go to our website and sign up for email to receive notice of some special upcoming events that you won’t find out about in other ways.

Yes, we’ll still take donations but you are like most people in the industry you’re hurting for money. So please don’t think twice about it.

I’ll be posting more videos over the next two weeks as they come in or are edited. We’ve extended the viewing period to September 28.

The French Ferments and Cultures will still take place on September 22 as planned, as will the September 28 event on The Silk Road (Halal/Kosher) – including India, Georgia, Israel, Palestine, etc.

Zoom Call

Sep 13, 2020 02:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81761944740

Meeting ID: 817 6194 4740

Passcode: friend

Lots of doctors in the house for this one! A few scientists and lots of eager fermenters and culturists! To purchase a highly discounted $137 (was $247) Season Pass that will get you into all scheduled and pop-up online events. September 13 – conta.cc/34JKBwK

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. 


Ferments and Cultures – Back to School


All three of Dr. Esther Miller’s recordings are up. Connie Chew’s Kangen Water is up. Savage Craic’s vegan fruit kimchi is up. Jennifer Solow’s two recordings, one on champagne tomatoes the other on herbs are up. Both of Dr. Sameer’s recordings are also up. Christine Krauss’ farinata, and her idli presentation have also been posted. 

Two new videos from Marika Groen have been posted. Greg Martinez’s piece on Enzymes has been posted. Viola Sampson’s two videos are also back up. You may have gotten a peek at those the last time around but they are for this event.

Also, I reposted many other videos that people requested to see for this event as well.

I’ll be posting more over the next two weeks as they come in or are edited. We’ve extended the viewing period to September 28.

The French Ferments and Cultures will still take place on September 22 as planned, as will the September 28 event on The Silk Road (Halal/Kosher) – including India, Georgia, Israel, Palestine, etc.

Some people are undergoing some very serious issues with fires, sickness, and work. They are doing what they can to get more videos. We’ll wait as long as they need.

Zoom Call: Sep 13, 2020 02:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81761944740

Meeting ID: 817 6194 4740

Passcode: friend

Lots of doctors in the house for this one! A few scientists and lots of eager fermenters and culturists! To purchase a highly discounted $137 (was $247) Season Pass that will get you into all scheduled and pop-up online events. September 13 – conta.cc/34JKBwK

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.