2015 Austin Herb Society Spring Seminar

February 21, 2015

'Hip Girl' Kate Payne to present
'Fermentation with an Herbal Twist'


Join the Austin Herb Society and well-known Austin educator and author Kate Payne for "Fermentation with an Herbal Twist" from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Open to the public, AHS's annual educational event is $25, payable at the door, beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Austin Herb Society members who register early and pay by Feb. 12; thereafter, admission will be $25. Zilker Garden admission/parking is $2.

Payne will discuss fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation and the numerous health benefits of lacto-fermented foods as well as how to succeed with small-scale fermentation projects at home. She will focus on incorporating herbs into projects like brined pickles, fermented relishes and chutneys, and fermented and other infused beverages.

Feb 21st Schedule

9 a.m. Registration
9:30-10 Introduction to lacto-fermentation - science,
             methods, equipment
10-10:15 Brining method demo: Carrots & Cauliflower
             Pickles with Herbs
10:15-10:30 Dry salting method demo: Fennel,
             Radish & Apple Relish
10:30-10:45 Q&A
10:45-11:15 Break & Refreshments
11:15-11:30 Other home fermentation projects,
             vinegars & yeast-fermented sodas
11:30-11:45 Demo: Fermented Green Machine Soda
11:45-noon Demo herbal shrubs: Grapefruit Mexican
             Mint Marigold Shrub
Noon Q&A

About our speaker, Kate Payne
Payne teaches classes on food preservation and other topics both privately and at culinary centers across the country. She is the author of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins, 2011) and Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen (HarperCollins, 2014).

For more information, contact Susan Norwood, 512/453-0639, or visit www.austinherbsociety.org.


Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.