It’s that time of the year again! The 6th Festival of Biodiversity will be held at Serangoon NEX, B2 Event Plaza from 10.30am to 10.30pm.
The Pangolin Story will be at the Festival of Biodiversity again this year, we have also partnered officially with the Temasek Polytechnic Green Interest Group (TPGIG) to help us with our pangolin awareness activities. They’ve been volunteering with us since our first Festival of Biodiversity event in 2014, and we’re really happy to continue working with them.
This year, our newest pangolin team member will be joining us. We still don’t have a name for her so there’ll be a naming contest, and prizes to be won, so come by our booth and say hi!
“Microbial March” is a living fermentation lab that invites everyone to come and learn about the art and science of food fermentation and to reconnect with their bodies and their environment through microbes.
Fermentation – a metabolic process that converts sugar to acids, gases, and alcohols by using microbial cultures (so-called “fermentation starter cultures”) – has been known as a traditional food making technique since the Neolithic Age.
After a short introductory talk about microbes + fermentation and their social, environmental, and health impacts, lab visitors will be invited to engage in a collaborative hands-on making of various cultured foods and drinks.
Everyone is welcomed to bring and share fermentation ingredients, starter cultures, as well as traditional fermentation wisdom and recipes known in their country, neighborhood or family. Along with the exchange of various cultures, both in the literal and metaphorical sense, we will discuss various fermentation-related issues as well as the globally growing inter-cultural tensions.
The event is co-organized by the FabCafe Singapore, The Singapore Eco Film Festival and the Fermentation GutHub group.
Time: 730 to 930 pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum
#2 (Starter) Culture Exchange
There will be milk kefir grains from New Zealand; various yeasts from USA; kombucha SCOBYs from Singapore; and some random surprise starters + everyone is invited to bring samples of fermentation cultures, foods, drinks, recipes, ideas etc.
#3 Make Your Own Jar (Hands-on Workshop)
Collaborative hands-on fermentation: Basic vegetable pickling + yogurt & milk kefir making + kombucha brewing etc.
We will experiment with different teas and sugar levels (kombucha), salt ratios (veggies), additional ingredients (e.g. mango in kefir). The finished jars can stay in Fab Café to sit and ferment (there will be a follow-up tasting session in 2 weeks – exact date TBC). Everyone is also welcomed to bring her/his jars home of course!
#4. Fermented Dancefloor & Late Night Fermentation Vibes (**Free Movement of Cultures**)
Playlist under construction -> add your ideas here: http://bit.ly/2lYI0cT
Entry is free —> BYOjars, foods, cultures, and other friends
For more info and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275463755881579/
The 2nd edition of EarthFest will be at Marina Barrage with lots to do!
Every year millions of tons of plastics end up in our oceans, the same waters that we fish from. Microplastics have been found in the seafood sold for human consumption, and you can learn more about this problem at EarthFest at a screening of A Plastic Ocean (320 to 520pm). If you missed the film at last year’s SGEFF, here’s another chance to catch it! Get your tickets at: http://plasticocean.peatix.com
This festival is FREE and open from 1030am to 7pm, Fri Nov 10 to Sun Nov 13.
Full program is available here: SGEFF 2016 Program
The festival has been powered by volunteers so please be patient with us! Also, volunteers still needed for this year’s fest and also next years. If you’re interested, contact email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!
Happy to announce our latest partnership with the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)! TSA works around the world to save critically endangered turtle species. I was lucky enough to attend the 14th Annual Symposium on the Conservation & Biology of Tortoises & Freshwater Turtles in New Orleans Jacqui, look! Henry sneaked in and made a lot…