About Bubbling Life
It's one of those things... you stumble onto something almost by design (especially when you think it's accidental).
And so it was with my first lot of kefir grains. I can't even remember how I came about a handful of milk kefir grains in a little jar that I carelessly shoved to the back of my fridge and "rediscovered" a couple of weeks later. I stared bemused at the lumpy cheesy coagulation and was on the verge of throwing it out when my inner frugal stopped me. "Waste not, want not" it whispered. So, and because it so happened I had an extra bottle of raw milk languishing in the fridge, I fed the lumpy cheesy glob.
Next thing I know I am fully involved in glorious fermentation of all sorts, pickling, sourdoughing and preserving! And to my delighted wonder the art and principles of fermentation hold true across every part of living: from education to gut and overall health, beauty, serenity, energy, LIFE itself!
Welcome to BUBBLING . LIFE !
You may wonder what does any of this have to do with supporting people's health concerns, gut health and mentorship - or as one of my mentees calls "mentor-hip". Well, the long years of my meanders through medicine, education, treating patients, lecturing, supporting students, running workshops and a host of other adventures, I found that people are more receptive to training and progress if they have a happy tum. And a happy tum is the result of a whole load of different things, from the quality of food and drink to the amount of stress you're in, to how you sleep at night...
And I discovered that if I wanted to really, really help people, what I needed to do was to show them how to make bubbles and fizz.
So why not jump right in and see how you can create a Bubbling Life for yourself?
I have the unique pleasure of supporting two very worthy local causes: the building of a straw-bale eco house on Tablehurst Farm and the Young Farmer Apprentice Scheme at Plaw Hatch Farm.
Both projects deserve all our support, because good quality food, sustainably and honestly produced with respect for the animals, plants and Mother Nature is not easy to find. Our biodynamic farmers need continuous help and by booking one of my fermentation workshops you can do that, whilst learning wonderful skills to improve your health and well being.
All proceeds from the workshops I ran in the last 3 years have gone towards the above causes. With the enthusiastic help of my workshop attendees, I raised over £10,000. The total raised tvia the community exceeded £90K to build the ecological, straw bale farmhouse on Tablehurst Farm land. Local architects, builders and other professionals also donated their skills and expertise towards this cause.
The Young Farmer Apprentice Scheme, run from Plaw Hatch Farm, supports a young farmer through their studies and training at Plaw Hatch.
I am both delighted and privileged to have been part of these amazing initiatives.
Keep in touch for more information and progress of the fundraising work.