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7159 Wallace Drive
Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1G9

Welcome to Fireweed Farm & School! We grow rare and hard to find organic medicinal herb plants and seeds, craft high quality herbal products, and provide education on herbal medicine, wildcrafting, herb growing, and nature-based arts. Fireweed is located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula near Victoria BC on Southern Vancouver Island.


Herbal Mead Workshop

Meads are honey wines that can be prepared with raw unpasteurized honey, and made to incorporate many different healing herbs as well as nutrient dense juices from fruits and berries. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own herbal mead preparations and turn them into healing herbal elixirs with just a few all-natural ingredients and simple DIY low-tech methods. 


with Jessy Delleman
Sunday July 21 from 1pm-3:30pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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class Description

In this workshop we will take you step by step through the process of making your own homemade herbal mead from raw unpasteurized honey, water, and freshly gathered herbs.

You will be making your own quart sized batch of mead to take home with herbs you have gathered fresh from the farm. Detailed handouts will be given, including useful recipes so that you can repeat the process easily at home. 

We will cover through hands-on and demonstration:

  • incorporating herbal infusions and whole herbs into meads

  • DIY equipment options

  • wild fermentation vs cultured fermentation

  • processes of primary and secondary stages fermentation

  • processes of syphoning and racking

  • bottling and aging

  • making 'sparkling' meads

Thank you for an awesome workshop! I greatly enjoyed the gorgeous garden, and found your knowledgeable and friendly teaching style to be fun and informative. I am eyeing up more of your offerings :-) I am pleased to see my mead is already bubbly and am really excited to try it in a few weeks (or longer if I can stand it).
— Natalie