For nine years now, the Wormfarm Institute has been presenting Fermentation Fest: A Live Culture Convergence. The 2019 edition of Fermentation Fest takes place on the first two Thursdays and Fridays in October in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Expect a cornucopia of edible and quaffable products produced by the metabolism of microorganisms. Two 2019 Fermentation Fest presenters join us now by telephone. Kirsten Shockey co-founded FermentWorks in Applegate, Oregon to train people how to work with fermentation, and she is the author of Miso, Tempeh, Natto and other Tasty Ferments: A step-by-step guide to fermenting grains and beans for Umami and Health. Also joining us is Lou Bank, Executive Director of Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development, or SACRED, which works with rural communities distilling mezcal and tequila in Mexico.