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Alchemy of Fermentation w/ Dan de Lion of Return to Nature

Join us as we host Dan de Lion at Monarch Apothecary

The Alchemy of Fermentation:

Learn the artistry and alchemy to make fermented foods at home, which are medicinal, delicious, and healing! We will explore the medicinal aspects and science to the methods of fermentation, and the ingredients one can use as well as give a start to finish demonstration of how to make your own at home. 

$25 suggested donation 

In this workshop Dan De Lion of Return to Nature will share the history and origins of fermentation, the metaphors and symbolism that alchemy brings behind these practices, and how to apply it as a tool for self introspection, and alchemical transmutation. Dan will also discuss recent major breakthroughs the modern scientific understanding of the role of bacteria in human health and survival, and how proper gut bacteria is at the leading edge of healing the western worlds major diseases. 

Bring your questions, and also your appetite for learning about fermented foods! 

Dan De Lion is a Forager, Herbalist, and Musician dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the planet and the soul. Dan teaches through Return to Nature (, which provides classes in foraging and herbalism, making homemade remedies from herbs, fermentation and kombucha classes, and primitive and survival skills. He also makes and sells herbal products, teaches music, yoga, chanting, and meditation as well as nutrition and health consultations, mentorships, and group in-home custom herbalism classes.