Fermenting and Natural Dye Workshop


Prepare traditional Sauerkraut with local organic veggies, and create your own remnant silk natural-dye scarf with the colourful leftover ‘waste’. Participants will take home 2 jars of fermented foods and a hand-dyed silk scarf. Your insides and outsides will thank you!

This workshop requires no previous experience – beginners and experienced participants welcome.


  • Tips and tricks for creating your own probiotic rich fermented foods, the medicine for the modern age
  • Ancient natural-dye skills our ancestors practiced for generations, including basic dye processes such as mordanting fabric and bundle dyeing with local, non-toxic and easy to access materials


  • People who appreciate food and fashion and also love the environment
  • Those who are passionate about creatively contributing to a sustainable planet
  • Anyone interested in natural health and getting creative


  • Local, seasonal, and organic produce to create fermented goodies and colour
  • A remnant silk scarf to create your own natural dye garment
  • Take home notes on fermenting and natural dyeing


  • 2 or more, 500ml jars cleaned well (sterilising is unnecessary for fermenting)
  • 2 metal bowls (plastic or wood is ok), chopping board, sharp knife, grater, measuring spoons and kitchen cloth
  • Apron and gloves (optional)
  • Your own natural dye materials such as herbs, local berries, barks or flowers to experiment with (optional)
  • Notebook, pen, camera or phone to record what you learn
  • A plastic bag or bucket to take home newly created wet textiles
  • Please wear closed-in shoes and old clothes you can get messy in



Alana Gregory is a wellbeing educator and the founder of Soul Strong Society - an initiative created to facilitate human and environmental health through the practices of mindfulness, movement and creativity. Alana combines a background in environmental science and community health with 20 years practice and study in holistic art forms from around the world. She specializes in connecting people to nature through creative practice.




Juju Haifawi is a sustainable designer, craftsperson, wild foodie and freelance arts all-rounder. She believes in sustainable practices throughout the disciplines of art, craft, design and health and strives to apply ‘green’ thinking in all her projects.

Juju regularly collaborates with community groups and fellow artists to build large recycled sculptures for various Adelaide festivals and events. Her business, ‘Wild Juju’ focuses on salvaged wood contemporary jewellery, using locally sourced materials to make beautifully hand-crafted wearable objects. If she’s not crafting away in her studio, you can usually catch Juju in her role as Resident artist for Life Without Barriers.


The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.

May 24, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9:30pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
$90.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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We acknowledge that The Joinery sits on Kaurna land.
We offer our respect to the Traditional Owners whose lands and waters we engage with across South Australia.

Contact us at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, on (08) 8223 5155 or [email protected]

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