This Community Membership online sourdough course is a lifestyle prescription. Now in its 11th year, this unique approach to learning uses baking sourdough as preventative medicine. Not only will you learn to make sourdough and nourish your gut microbiome, you will also learn how to make changes to your own diet and lifestyle for better health. Our approach to baking is evidence-based, and all our recipes have been researched, tested and developed as part of the The Bread Protocol that is central to Vanessa Kimbell’s Doctorate in Nutrition and Digestibility of Bread.
The Sourdough Club was rated 5 stars by the Telegraph. It is part of the Sourdough School. We can tell you ourselves how wonderful our courses and memberships are, of course, but you can also read our member reviews.
A Community Membership gives you access to recipes, videos and core knowledge tutorials, as well as support from our live Clinics and baking forum. You bake according to your abilities and in your own time, to suit your lifestyle, and you join our community.
Part of our philosophy is to support people who have the potential to solve community-based problems. It is about helping individuals who are willing to take on the risk and make the effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. We believe ] this practice is a way to connect to Vanessa’s life’s purpose of sharing knowledge to change our bread for the better.
For every new Community Membership subscription, we give away multiple bursary memberships as part of our Systems Change Programme. We have calculated that during 2022, we have given away £150k worth of Sourdough School places – that is more than twice the School’s annual turnover. During the same period (January to September 2022) we also gave away £70k worth of Club memberships either as a gifted membership or in the form of a bursary.
Sourdough Club Review:
‘I’d like to take a moment to appreciate The Sourdough Club and share my feelings regarding the delightful journey I’m currently experiencing. A gift of membership for any of us would be divine, I have been exceptionally blessed with mine! My life has become invigorating and I sparkle each day because The Sourdough Club has offered me the ability to shine, grow, blossom, and flourish!
Yes, I could be one of the ingredients of Vanessa’s Botanical Blends! A flower waiting patiently to enhance a little flavour into someone’s day, to remind ourselves of all that is great with the world instead of being disappointed and dismayed by all that troubles us.
To be honest, if your heart is with sourdough, this Club will present you with an opportunity to learn, challenge yourself and embrace the knowledge provided online.
Vanessa offers recorded video guidance for us all to watch and participate in, and there is also the option to share conversations online with like-minded members. I do all of these things and more; I’ve watched webinars and I post my bakes via the member’s Sourdough Club group.
Goodness, am I beginning to sound like an advertisement?! If I were, I’d implore you to join. I would love those of you reading these reviews to be inspired, to be invigorated and enthusiastic about what we have to say. The truth, for me, is that The Sourdough Club has changed my life for the better. Through my membership, I’m learning to bake wholesome, nourishing sourdough bread, cakes, puddings, and sweet and savoury treats. I’m also being stimulated, and this in turn has improved my mental health. I want to learn more, I want to embrace the opportunity, I want to succeed – and I can because The Sourdough Club has enabled me to do so.
It’s given me my happiness back and it’s reminded me of what’s important to me. If you have the slightest interest in baking, in sourdough, if you’re interested in the microbiome, in diversity, in the environment, then it’s all here in The Sourdough Club. Do you want to share our joy, our purpose, our pleasure?
Depending on how you’d like to personally develop, I feel that membership of The Sourdough Club will give you the confidence to achieve so much more than just the ultimate bake. I am now in my eighth month of membership and gosh, how those months have flown by!
You, my friend, are at the beginning of a fabulous journey. Don’t be shy – come join us! You’ll feel welcomed and supported from day one. If you choose to take this step, to commit, you may surprise yourself and, in time, become a sourdough mentor who wants to help others. You may enjoy a new hobby or even make new friends. There are no limitations to your potential. I haven’t reached mine yet, but in the meantime, Happy Baking!’
– D. K.