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    Dehydrating 101 - Making Vege Stock Powder

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    Who doesn't love a hearty broth? But aren't stock powders and cubes full of salt and additives? What if we could show you how to make your own vegetable stock powder - one that can last for ages, with only as much salt as you want, and that can even make use of veges that might otherwise go to waste!?

    Join expert tutor Ellen Schindler at Kelmarna Community Farm for this crash course in dehydrating all sorts of vegetables, and a how to on making your own vegetable stock powder at home. Find out how easy it is to turn odd and ugly vegetables into nutritious gourmet flavour, seasoned to your taste, with no additives, no fillers, and for an unbeatable price!


    What to expect:
    In this workshop, you'll learn all sorts of tips and tricks about food dehydrators, dehydrating and in particular about ingredients for making vege stock at home. We’ll go step by step through the stock powder making process, then prepare it hands-on so you can take a portion of the result home to share and enjoy. 


    Tickets include:

    • Theoretical and practical instruction in preparing, dehydrating, and powderising vegetables
    • Ingredients, equipment, tastings
    • A portion of finished stock powder to take home  

    What to bring:

    • a small seal-able container (to take home some stock powder)
    • a hair covering (for food hygiene; like a hat or bandana)
    • a pair of single use gloves (if you have a pair; nitrile, not latex!)
    • a kitchen knife and cutting board (if you're able to bring them, for your use)
    • a pen and notepad, if you like


    Ellen Schindler is a passionate gardener and community organiser. Since 2006 she has nurtured her home garden in Sandringham into a productive food system with about 55 fruit trees of all types and sizes, beehives, chooks, and vegetable patches. She is also a committed volunteer who has been instrumental in establishing the Homestead and the Dignan Street Community gardens in Pt Chevalier and has been involved in planting and maintaining fruit trees in parks and grass berms across Sandringham.

    Ellen loves to indulge her interests and push boundaries of what she can accomplish at home, applying knowledge and skills to put environmental values into practise for the benefit of health, community, and planet. Ellen believes that healthy food should be accessible to everyone, and teaching hands-on DIY workshops is one of her favourite ways to achieve this goal!


    At Kelmarna, we strive to make education accessible for everyone. So, where possible, we offer a 35% discount on our workshops to valid Community Services Card holders. If you book one of these tickets, please email us a copy of your valid Community Services Card, and remember to bring it along to the workshop. Please note that this option does not include Super Gold Card holders.

    We look forward to seeing you on the farm soon!

    Kelmarna Community Farm Workshops Program.

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