Food Preservation

The resent COVID-19 pandemic show all of us the value of a self-sufficient life style. To reach that preservation of food is key and we want preservation to be sustainable.

Vestjyllands Højskole is widely known for its organic kitchen. Actually, it is not rocket science but merely craftsmanship at its finest. You will have plenty of opportunity to help cooking in the kitchen.

In Food Preservation, we deal with sustainable ways of preserving and storing food without electricity, heating, cooling and chemicals. We will use some of the great food from our own garden, that a bursting with fruit and greens in autumn, and we will collect edibles in the local nature.

You will learn a wide array of skills as we salt, dry, smoking, ferment, brew, conserve, pressure cook and much more. As we have a wind mill on the school sustainable preservation is also about working with electricity when there is plenty of it.

​Old technics help you to make a more sustainable kitchen, as power and gas a substituted with time, air and natural acids.​


Examples of projects could be:

  • Fermenting greens

  • Drying/smoking meet and vegetables

  • Air dried sausages

  • Chees making

  • Beer brewing

  • Wine making

  • Making our own canned food


Karen Pårup Sørensen

Karen works in the kitchen, lives in a tiny house and is an avid conserver and preserver herself.

Kristoffer Brun

Kristoffer also teaches outdoor and thus has an interest in all the free food we can collect in nature. Kristoffer is also the school Shepard and will most certainly bring some of our home-produced sheep from field to fork.