Jun making: a fermentable harvest

Date to be announced
This course runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm in Stanmer Park, Brighton.

Fermentation is a beautiful thing! When we’re faced with bumper crops of honey, fruit and herbs preserving and sharing the harvest is the key. In this workshop we will look at how these can be used to create healing fermented teas. Jun (xun), like Kombucha, has many health benefits. Jun, however, is made with honey Workshop participants will learn some subtle tricks to making a perfect batch & will take some home.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for both experienced and new fermenters. We will be going back to basics whilst offering a holistic exploration into making the fermented honey tea called Jun. Our studies won’t stop with honey, tea and scobys, as we will also be learning about other local and exotic fermentable fruits, spices, and herbs.

Learning methods

In this 4-hour hands-on workshop we will be participatory and interactive using all our senses to create Jun. We will taste, forage and learn how to care for this symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. We will spend some time learning about the history of Jun, where it comes from, how it works and why it’s such a fantastic brew.

Learning outcomes

  • What is Jun? Where did it come from and why?
  • How to make & care for your Jun
  • A few simple recipes and a few exotic ones also
  • Gain confidence in getting creative with your Jun by using what is growing around you
  • Learn how to use local abundance to enhance the health benefits of your Jun,/li>

TutorsBridget and Charlier

Bridget O’Brien and Dr. Charlie Brennan consult, design, and educate to create joyful, inclusive and practical landscape designs and educational opportunities. They draw together experience and skills in horticulture, conservation, Indigenous land management, regenerative practices, environmental education, permaculture design aand ecopsychology.


The Fruit Factory, Stanmer Park (near University of Sussex)
South East England

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We endeavour to accommodate people with various access issues. If you have limited mobility or a disability that you think may affect your ability to attend, please contact us before booking to discuss how you can be accommodated. 

Fees and booking

  • £50 - Sponsored/organisation rate
  • £50 - Individual income more than £25k/yr
  • £40 - Indvidual income 18-25k/yr
  • £30 - Individual income less than 18k/yr
  • £10 - Individual, concessionary rate (check eligibility)

We endeavour to make our courses and events affordable to all. Unfortunately, we do not receive any external funding for most of these and rely on large amounts of voluntary input.

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Booking the Jun making workshop

Booking is essential, as most of our courses/events are fully booked weeks in advance. However, if places are still available, then bookings can be made until midday the day before the course. A place is not secured until we have received the requested payment.

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