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Water Conservation, Anyone?

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Join Co-op staffer, Kate, in exploring the benefits and process of conserving gray water for watering your garden.  Kate and her partner began saving and reusing water from their clothes washer about eight years ago and they’ve never looked back. REGISTER HERE

$7

Succession Planting, Succession Harvesting

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Summer is here! In this class we’ll discuss some ways to extend your harvest, collect your own seeds, start new plants from cuttings, and replant for successive harvesting. Jennifern Falkner has kept an organic garden for many decades, and eats from it 12 months out of the year. REGISTER HERE

$7

Summer Drinking Vinegars

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Drinking vinegars (a.k.a. Shrubs) are delicious and healthy, especially when made with summer fruits that you might harvest yourself or find at the Coop. Join us! Savor a strawberry/basil/balsamic shrub while making your own shrub to take home. You will also learn the history of shrubs and get some recipes/ideas for flavor combinations. Ana Brinson […]

$7

Seeds? Starts? Annuals? Perennials? How to improve your growing experience

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Spring fever is hitting us all! Flowers are blooming, birds are  back, bees are buzzing. Our winter, which lasted about a day and a half this year is well over. And it’s time to think about your garden plan. This class will help you consider your choices whether this is your first time, or you’re […]

$7

What is a Shrub If Not a Plant?

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

It’s also a delicious healthy drink that is a joy to make and drink with friends and family (or by yourself)! From the Arabic word sharãb, shrubs are easy and affordable to make. In this hands-on class, you will learn about the history and will taste a ginger/turmeric shrub that will have already had some […]

$7

Wild Fermented Sauerkraut

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Learn to safely and easily make your own raw fermented sauerkraut packed with health benefits and beneficial bacteria. Meghan will review the history and science of fermentation, discuss equipment and ingredients options, and demonstrate how to make sauerkraut from start to finish. This class is for all experience levels and includes recipes, Q&A and OlyKraut […]

$7

Winter Mood Enhancement with Diet, Herbs, Supplements & Lifestyle

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Does wintertime leave you feeling exhausted, depressed, or brain fogged? Join Stephanie Petersen for an evening discussing healthy diet and lifestyle tweaks that go beyond vitamin D supplements and light therapy to help improve mood and cognitive function.  Stephanie is a local healthy diet and lifestyle coach with extensive training and experience in nutrition, herbal […]

$7

Crochet A Dishcloth

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Learn how to crochet a dishcloth that you can finish in one evening!

$7

Delicious Winter Drinking Shrubs

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

In this class you will learn about the history of shrubs and how we can make this healthy, fancy beverage for pennies on the dollar with locally sourced, fresh foods. This is a hands-on class; you will be going home with your own shrub and the knowledge of how to make future shrubs, inventing your […]

$7

Maximizing Your Garden Efforts (date change)

Olympia Food Co-op - Downtown Community Classroom 610 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

You don’t have to garden solely from last frost to first frost. There are crops to be had all year long! Learn how to extend your harvest and maximize your efforts. Jennifern Falknor has loved to garden organically all her life- ever since she put Jiffy Pop kernels in the ground as a kid to […]

$7