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PAID PROGRAMS

Upcoming Classes

We have found a wonderful venue in the form of the (airconditioned) community room and kitchen at the Kettle Falls Public Library in WA. The kitchen is beautiful with not just one but TWO ovens for our bread baking adventures. Sign up for our class by making a suggested $45 donation

  • online with the red sign-up button below)

  • or in person at the Red Bridge Farm Feed Store in Kettle Falls, Tuesday - Friday 9-5pm. (ask for Sibyl)

During the workshop you will get a flour education, learn how to maintain your very own 1847 Oregon Trail sourdough starter, shape some mini loaves to take home, as well as learn about the nutritional aspects of sourdough and why it makes for a more nourishing bread. And in the fashion of a true "bread encounter", we will break bread together and enjoy the original meaning of the word companion (con panis) which is "with whom I share bread"

Sourdough does not have to be sour! Nor does it have to be intimidating! Learn how to bake a nourishing loaf with our 1847 sourdough starter with a history.

Come and meet your passionate teacher, Sibyl Leon-Lamica, the founder of BREAD Encounters (and a self-proclaimed community bread activist), who has made every sourdough mistake you  might encounter and who has yet to meet a student who did not end up a successful sourdough bread baker! 

Other Bread Encounter options for groups

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Neighborhood Bread Workshop

Unique Community Building Event

$ 35 donation per person is requested (hostess excepted)

Limit 8 participants per workshop

Duration: 2.5 hours

Invite a few of your friends and neighbors into your home for a a very unique bread works shop experience. Not only will you learn to bake a simple, healthful and delicious practically no-knead loaf of bread, but also learn about the benefits of long fermentation.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a unique community flour drawing, a form of bread art therapy pioneered by Dr. Nadezhda Savova of the Bread Houses International.

Everyone will go home with a loaf ready to bake and a dough ready to be baked the next day. We will provide you with a bread bag and note card so you can easily "share the loaf" and show kindness to a person of your choosing.

Your donations will fund our educational classes for youth as well as our community bread bakes to benefit those with food insecurities throughout the year.

High-Touch Flour Power

A unique bread workshop for youth

(at your location, no oven required, but certainly welcomed)

$ 25 donation per person is requested 

Limit 8 participants per workshop

We can customize our workshops to fit your specific needs

Not only will your group learn a life skill by learning how to bake a simple, healthful and delicious no-knead loaf of bread, but they will also learn about why they should. This is our signature bread(mix) dough which can also be used to make pizza. They will have an opportunity to  mill their own flour and we will do a comparison to store bought flour.

Our workshop participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a unique community flour drawing, a form of bread art therapy pioneered by Dr. Nadezhda Savova of the Bread Houses International.

You can read about our "bread encounter" with a youth group in Washington State by clicking on the link.

Your donations will fund our educational classes f as well as our community bread bakes to benefit those with food insecurities throughout the year.

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