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Ever wanted to know how to make your own booze and healthful ferments?

This workshop will set you on the path to transforming your garden harvest into drinking delights for both health and entertainment.

During this two day course on consecutive Sundays, you will have the opportunity for hands-on making of wine, cider, mead and herbal beers, as well as lacto ferments and health drinks such as kefir and kombucha.

This workshop series is based at Caroola Farm, a permaculture farm in establishment. Food and produce for the course will be sourced onsite or from the immediate local area.

Hands-on workshop to involve you in making:

  • Country wines with fruit, veg, herbs and flowers
  • Fruit and herb ciders
  • Honey mead
  • Herb beers
  • Kefir, Kombucha and lacto ferments

What you’ll need to bring:

  • 8x 750ml or 1L twist top jars or bottles (metal or plastic lids), preloaded is fine.
  • Chopping board and sharp knife.
  • If you have them: measuring cup, funnel, electronic scales and stainless steel sieve.
  • Oven mits and apron.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes for walking in the Caroola Farm permaculture gardens.


The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch, morning and afternoon snacks made by Ruth Gaha-Morris of Scrumpers Garden. Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available throughout the day.


This is a two day workshop. The course runs from 9AM – 4PM on Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th February.

Course price includes two x 6 hour workshops (excluding breaks) over two days, theory and practical, course handouts.

Your instructor:

Ruth Gaha–Morris has been preserving and fermenting for more than 20 years and has a great passion for home brewed drinks. She leads an incredibly practical workshop and shares with you the many lessons she has learnt.  At a young age Ruth moved to an isolated, self sufficient, off grid organic farm where she had to learn quickly how to preserve the harvest using traditional methods, to hunt and gather, and live and eat seasonally.

Not only will Ruth teach you how to do your own home brews, but also how to make them from healthy and free harvested produce—taking you on a journey toward your own food security.

If you have difficulty booking, please email us.

Who's Attending

11 people are attending Fermented Drinks – booze and ‘bouch

  • Leah Calder
  • Trish McEwan
  • Julie Coleman
  • Gina Stephan
  • Chris Curtis