Wormfarm Institute



Mark your calendars this fall for the 11th annual Fermentation Fest—A Live Culture Convergence where farmers, artists, chefs, fermenters, and eaters converge to celebrate live culture in all its forms. 

When conditions require a shift to accommodate the effects of a virus, who better to adapt than a festival that asks us to pay close attention to microbes—unseen forces that nourish or in some cases infect us. Fermentation is transformation: a natural process of decay that, when balanced and well-monitored, yields health, flavor, and mood-enhancing properties. Gathering for hands-on fermentation classes isn’t possible this year, but traveling the DTour is.

The Farm/Art DTour returns Sep 26-Oct 4 for its eighth year! The argi/cultural excursion remains free of charge. Because social distancing is built in, artists undeterred and visitors eager to venture outside will continue exploring timeless connections to the land. Learning opportunities abound along the new route, punctuated by site-responsive artwork, local food markets, roadside poetry, educational Field Notes, and more. We invite you to pick up a Map and drive by car, cycle, or buggy through Sauk County’s working farmlands at your own pace. Meander, learn, listen, get to know your rural and urban neighbors (at a distance).

Can’t wait for the DTour? Join a Zoom conversation now about food, farming, and the land hosted by our partners at Local Voices Network. Join us!