2019 will be the seventh year of the Boston Fermentation Festival. Over the past seven years, we have grown the festival into a fabulous, fun & super educational *free* event which celebrates all things fermented and welcomes both the novice and expert fermenters.
For the 2019 fest, we are asking you to put on your thinking caps and to help us steer the festival in the direction of social justice and inclusivity. How can we plan a festival that demonstrates a #fermentationjustice orientation??? Can you help us brainstorm ways to connect politics, justice & fermentation? Do you know folks who could help organize the fest around these ideas or potentially speak at the fest?? If so, please email us.
In 2018, we tested the waters and organized a few different justice-oriented talks through our Speaker Series including a lightning round on Social Justice & Fermentation where three different presenters gave short talks on the intersection of justice, food, politics and fermentation. And we had a panel titled, MASH the Patriarchy: Women Who Ferment Beer! about the increasing number of women in the industry. Both were great and we'd like to go deeper and to make the festival more inclusive.
If you have ideas, please be in touch and if you want to make sure you are up to date on all things Boston & fermentation, make sure to join our email list. And thank you!!!