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Kombucha and the Human Microbiome

October 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Photo: From The Big Book of Kombucha,  by Hannah Crum and Alex M. LaGory, photography by  Matt Armendariz, used with permission from Storey Publishing.


Where does Kombucha come from and how did it get such a funny name? Kombucha is at the nexus of pop culture, cutting edge science & fermented foods; serving as a tasty gateway to nutrient dense foods as well as empowering people to reclaim their immunity through the cultivation of this ancient tonic.

Through the Human Genome Project and now the Human Microbiome Project, research is just beginning to uncover our complex relationship with bacteria and discovering novel ways to use bacteria therapeutically. Hannah, shares her knowledge on the human microbiome, not as a scientist but through her experiences of making kombucha and trusting her gut!

Join The Kombucha Mamma, as she takes you through the journey of this magical, microbial “mushroom” tea. Basics of brewing your own also covered.





Note: this talk was formally called ‘The Story of Kombucha’, while the title has changed the content is largely the same.


Hannah Crum is The Kombucha Mamma and the originator of the Kombucha Kamp workshop in 2004. Soon after, she and husband Alex LaGory, aka Alex Kombucha, partnered to create www.KombuchaKamp.com, the top informational site for Kombucha in the world. With a stated mission to “Change the world, one gut at a time,” the website was founded to provide clear, quality information about the brewing process and Kombucha lifestyle. Hannah tours as a popular speaker about Kombucha, fermentation, and bacteriosapiens at corporate and health conferences, fermentation festivals and events around the world. As an outgrowth of their corporate consulting, industry reporting and class marketing efforts, Hannah & Alex co-founded Kombucha Brewers International in 2014 to unite and advocate for the commercial Kombucha bottling industry around the world. Through Kombucha Kamp’s videos, blog posts, online support communities, and newly published Amazon Best Seller The Big Book of Kombucha (Storey Publishing, 2016), they serve as mentor to millions of homebrewers and commercial producers around the world.


Key Information 

Class Location: Warehouse Row, 146 Railroad St, Reedsburg, 53959
Check-in begins 10 minutes before the start of the class.