We teach you to share the knowledge. Being part of a movement for systems change is built in as part of your course.
Through sharing our knowledge we transform our values into systems change. The word “system” derives from the Greek “synhistanai” which means “to place together.” in becoming a student here and baking according to the Bread protocol become this change, aa student on our Diploma courses you join The Sourdough slub. The club is where we teach your course online and where we deliver our syllabuses. We do this so you become part of our community, and we support each other.
How do you become the change?
By sharing; we have built in to the syllabus as your very last lesson a task for you to continue your learning by supporting and sharing your knowledge with someone that you are connected to. This is how we create change together, by sharing knowledge.
What to expect
So if you you have requested a Course Prospectus and you are thinking about enrolling on one of The Sourdough School courses to learn to make bread then there are quite literally thousands of courses that you could choose instead. It is important that you know that I don’t teach you to make bread. I teach you to understand bread. So if you are someone who just wants big holes then you in the wrong place.
I don’t think I ever set out to teach people to make bread. My mother described me once as being “defiant.” I don’t suppose she really meant it as a compliment, but making your own bread is a powerful act of defiance. So perhaps the most important thing you need to know if you are thinking about enrolling on a course is that the course is really about understanding that the food system is broke. Just teaching you to make bread (that nourishes your gut microbiome) is not enough to make a difference. Likewise, a Diploma or Certificate isn’t really the evidence that you have completed one of our courses. It is the moment that something clicks, and you will find yourself wanting to be part of a movement for systems change.
We invite you as our student to stay as a member of The Sourdough Club for another year and we gift a Just Bake Membership 1 year for free for you to give a young baker that you nominate as the final step in your syllabus. It is about teaching the next generation of bakers.
This means you can keep baking and learning from your course for a mother 12 months whilst supporting a young baker anywhere in the world virtually through the club and the forum – because our connection to each other is the real secret of why sourdough is good for us.
If you are going enrol then you learn that I personally speak to applicants who want to join the course. I am not looking for baking expertise, neither am I looking for academic qualifications. I look for students who will complete the final task of the course and become part of the School.
I believe that bread that nourishes, like fresh air and clean water is a basic human right. So the Sourdough School isn’t a place, it is a movement, a political idea, and as a student you become part of a global network of bakers who are essentially food activists. I have mentored hundreds of people around the world, including GP’s, Dieticians, Surgeons, Nutritionists, Domestic bakers, Professional Bakers and every single one of them has gone on to teach and share knowledge of how to bake and eat bread that nourishes with others – now it is your turn.