We are honoured and very pleased to announce a unique natural cheese making workshop taught by famous ‘Milktrekker’ Trevor Warmedahl from 19.-23. January 2024 and hosted by our partner organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS) on its scenic campus near Sadri (Rajasthan).
Trevor has gained expertise in a multitude of countries, discovering and documenting the often ancient cheese making practices of mainly herders and pastoralists. For those who do not know him, please check out his website at https://www.sourmilkschool.com/, his absolutely fascinating blog at https://milktrekker.substack.com/, and his Instagram at milk_trekker.
This 5 day workshop will focus on buffalo milk, although camel milk will also be a topic. Cheeses to be made include feta, caciocavallo, ricotta, halloumi and tomme. More detail about the curriculum is here.
An added attraction will be the opportunity to meet and interact with the iconic Raika pastoralists and visit their nomadic camel herds. The workshop takes place at the Camel Charisma camel dairy. If you like more information about how to get to the venue, click here.
Course fee without accommodation: Rs 30,000 or USD 360 or EURO 335.00 – includes all materials and lunches on all 5 days.
Course fee with accommodation on campus and full board: Rs 50,000 or USD 600 or EURO 560.
To reserve your seat, please register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdV34NDc75-U_qrepJob9N_DY-ZtxVfIJyLGl0HJONOVv3gg/viewform?usp=sf_link
After receiving your application, we will send you a payment link and then confirm your participation.
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13.07.23, 19:30 Uhr, Hofgut Oberfeld in Darmstadt: Warum Weidehaltung die Zukunft ist – und was sie für den Naturschutz und die Welternährung bedeutet“
Warum können Weidetiere auch eine Chance für Darmstadt sein? Bei der gemeinsamen Veranstaltung mit der Initiative Domäne Oberfeld geht es um Wanderschäferei in Deutschland und weltweit und um die letzten (Mini)-Nomaden im Rhein-Main-Gebiet. Außerdem erklärt Kathrin Goebel, Bäuerin am Hofgut Oberfeld, warum Weidetiere auch für unseren Acker- und Gemüsebau so wichtig sind. Welche Beweidungsprojekte gibt es bereits in Darmstadt? Wäre eine Stadtschäferei sinnvoll? Tauchen Sie mit uns ein in die Welt der Hirtenvölker, Schäfer*innen und Bäuer*innen und ihren Weidetieren, wir freuen uns auf einen regen Austausch.
13.07.2023 19:30 Uhr
Ort: Hofgut Oberfeld, Erbacher Str. 125, Darmstadt, am alten Kuhstall.
Veranstalter: Liga für Hirtenvölker e.V. und Initiative Domäne Oberfeld e.V. www.landwirtschaft-oberfeld.de
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2024 the International Year of Camelids, making the point that camelids are the main means of subsistence for millions of families who live in the most hostile ecosystems on the planet in over 90 countries, and emphasizing that these animals are essential for food security and nutrition as they are the main source of meat protein and milk for smallholder farmers and indigenous communities in different regions throughout the world. They also provide fibres, organic fertilizer and transport and are indispensable for nomadic livelihoods.
This is certainly an appropriate justification, but as of now, there does not seem to be much of a coordinated effort to make the most of the opportunity presented by the IYC. Some background information and thoughts from our perspective can be found in this presentation. We at LPP are all set to highlight the traditional knowledge (TK) of camel pastoralists and its role in maintaining camel biodiversity, as well as develop the concept of ‘cruelty-free’ camel milk and ‘planetary’ rather than ‘plant-based’ diets, together with our partners and social enterprises. Do get in touch if you would like to join this initiative!