Organiser, certified fermentista and natural entrepreneur Franziska Wick reveals how important to planet earth those inhabitants invisible to the naked eye really are. Microbes are not only responsible for the decomposition of dead matter and the revitalisation of plants, but are also critical for the health and function of all living creatures, including us humans. In addition to examining the connection between humans and nature, as well as its biodiversity, we also have our eye on the future: Probiotics are set to have a major impact on our medicine – will chronic diseases soon be curable using specific strains of bacteria?
Fact is: Raising awareness of the importance of maintaining a species-rich microbiome, and avoiding extinction through our current lifestyle is something we all need to engage in.
The Fermentista Festival takes place this year as part of Soil to Soul, which runs from September 15-17, 2022.