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Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House

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905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

April 2015

Food Fun with Fermenting Cultures

April 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Erika will share her exciting experiments with fermenting cultures used for food preparation and food preservation. It is so easy to start a fermentation process with all kinds of food, cooked or raw, which keeps food fresh for two weeks or longer. All that, and you add a probiotic value to your meals. Come enjoy new options of fun food preparation and preservation. Taste samples for you included, as well as a sample to take home. Please bring a 1½ pint canning jar.

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Cooking with Edibles

April 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Now that it’s legal, just how do you make a pot brownie? While we can’t have any of the weed in question on site (we are a FOOD Co-op, after all), we can enjoy a fun and informative ‘dry-run’ on baking delicious treats that can escort marijuana to your tummy. Learn the basics of pot-butter, portioning, and flavor compliments. This is a gluten and dairy friendly class. While it’s “herb-friendly” in spirit, please do leave your buds at home!

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Nutrition for the Child-Bearing Year

April 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Our bodies are amazing, and carrying a new being into the world is an incredible feat. We can actively participate in our bodies’ ability to take on this adventure, and recover from it, by how we feed ourselves. Come learn to prepare your body nutritionally for optimal labor and birth outcomes with Michelle Gober, licensed midwife and CPM. This class will focus on pre-conception through 6 weeks post-partum.

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July 2015

Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner

July 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

It’s amazing how simple it is to achieve soft, shiny tresses by trading in the 7-syllable chemical ingredients for a couple of household items that provide nature’s answer to a head of gorgeous hair. Commercial shampoos and conditioners are loaded with harsh chemicals that strip hair of its inherent beauty and create unnecessary industrial waste and pollution. Craft your own hair care products that smell good, feel good, and are good.

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September 2015

What is Your Dosha? An Intro to Ayurvedic Health

September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Ayurveda, the ‘science of life’, holds that there are three constitutional archetypes, or doshas. These three sets of physical and personality traits can be seen as in balance or, so commonly, out of balance. Food cravings, addiction or avoidance issues, and digestive upsets are all said to be indicators of our bodily systems being out of balance. Come to this discussion-based workshop to assess your dosha and learn what could aid in bringing yourself back to balance.

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November 2015

Composting Toilets

November 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Learn how to build a Hutter Waterless Loo (composting toilet) to add to your property or home. A composting toilet can be used on property without septic or sewer service, it can take the pressure off your existing septic or sewer system, and it will keep valuable nutrients on your property for use in your garden or landscape. We will build a very simple toilet out of plywood, some plastic buckets and a toilet seat. You can use your composting…

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April 2016

Growing Grapes in the Pacific Northwest

April 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Table grapes from the Puget Sound region? Sure! We live in a micro-climate hospitable to some varieties of table and wine grapes, given the right care at the right time. This presentation on grapes for the home-gardener will cover soil, trellising, and specific varieties to get you started on your grape-growing adventures.

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June 2016

How to Buy Organic Produce on a Budget

June 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

You may know about the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen (and if you don’t, you’ll find out in this class!), but in addition to basic health concerns, affordability influences our shopping decisions. Kate will break down for us how to shop for the maximum nutrition, volume, and flavor, based on your needs. We will look at produce on sale that day as examples to assess quality and getting the best value for your dollars.

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September 2016

Buying Organic Produce on a Budget

September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Along with healthfulness and deliciousness, affordability influences our shopping decisions. Kate will break down for us how to shop for the maximum nutrition, volume, and flavor, based on your needs. We will look at produce on sale that day as examples to assess quality and getting a great value for your dollars.

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October 2016

Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner

October 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

It’s amazing how simple it is to achieve soft, shiny tresses by trading in the 7-syllable chemical ingredients for a couple of household items that provide nature’s answer to a head of gorgeous hair. Commercial shampoos and conditioners are loaded with harsh chemicals that strip hair of its inherent beauty and create unnecessary industrial waste and pollution. Craft your own hair care products that smell good, feel good, and are good.

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November 2016

Homemade Soap

November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Yes, you can make your own soap! Celebrate autumn and create a clean, rich soap that suits your skin type and smells great – from oatmeal and flax, to avocado, to your homegrown herbs, you can craft the perfect bar for yourself and your loved ones. This class will be repeated later in the month.

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March 2017

Transitioning to Vegan

March 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Calling all curious omnivores and almost-there vegetarians! If you have considered going vegan but are unsure how to make the switch in diet and lifestyle, come learn and ask questions at this interesting and informative workshop. We will discuss dietary changes and replacements of all kinds, shopping lists, plant-based protein questions, FDA guidelines, the vegan food pyramid, ingredient replacements for cooking and baking, the standard "Western Diet" and animal advocacy. You will take home free recipes, ingredient replacement lists for…

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June 2017

You Are Essential: The first drop

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

In this introduction class we will discuss how essential oils can help you along your wellness journey.

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You Are Essential: Caretakers

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

When caring for others, by profession or by familial duty, we often feel selfish if we start to think about our needs. Let's change that conversation. As caretakers, we have to take care of ourselves in order to provide quality care. One way is by means of essential oils. In this class, we'll discuss several ways oils can help you remain a pillar of love and support.

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July 2017

Make it up!

July 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Whether you are brand new to make-up, just looking for some tips and techniques, or looking to switch out all your make-up to something more natural and healthy, this class is for you!  Vanessa is a Traditional Naturopath and can speak on a variety of subjects, from medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, nutrition, homeopathy to mineral make-up!  She will be giving make-up tips using our newest line from HERBS OF GRACE, which we sell at our Westside Co-op location!!!

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September 2017

YOUR FIRST HOME

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

This informative talk series is specific for women, LGBTQI , POC, low income folks who are interested in learning about how to purchase their very first house. There will be Q&A session, handouts and information to take home with you. Erin is a local real estate broker building alliship in the Olympia area by breaking down the language and intimidating factors for more vulnerable communities

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October 2017

Apple & Pear Tasting

October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Come join Produce Manager Erin Majors for a fun tasting of apples and pears. We will try each variety that the Co-op is currently offering and will also try some cheese and nut pairings.

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March 2018

Seed Starting Workshop

March 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Come start seeds for your vegetable garden, herb garden, or flower beds. If you are new starting seeds indoors or would just like a fun opportunity to garden with other folks in your community, sign up for this hands-on workshop.  We will offer tips and tricks on starting seed indoors, and provide a nice workspace, some potting soil, and a discounted price on seeds and seed starting supplies. The Co-op carries seed from local (PNW) seed companies, including lots of…

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Blue Zone 101

March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Blue Zones 101 – We will learn the Power 9 longevity principles and taste dishes from several Blue Zones. Come learn about the Blue Zones - the cultures with the highest number of centenarians (people over 100 years old) in the world. The zones are Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, CA. We will explore the Power 9 – those critical factors that lead to long, healthy, happy lives in these diverse cultures –…

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April 2018

Intro to Vermicomposting: Using worms in your garden

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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How to use red wigglers to compost kitchen scraps into useable fertilizer for your garden and houseplants. Will show an example of a worm bin and talk of methods of growing thru the seasons.  

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How to grow Organic Superfood Potatoes!

April 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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How to grow organic superfood potatoes endeavors to train the general public in sourcing and eating varietals of potatoes to enhance diet and health! Our passion for the Potatoes is brought about because of misinformation from the general industry and the desire to return the Potato to what the Incas knew-potatoes are- the real Superfood! The class will be about history of the potato, sourcing seed, diseases to watch for, and how to have them year round in the pantry!…

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November 2018

Tapping the Big Leaf Maple for Syrup

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

Yep! You can tap your big-leaf maple for sweet, delicious maple syrup! You’ve probably heard that it can’t be done, but it can! Any maple can be tapped. It’s simple, inexpensive, and so very worth the effort. And what else are you doing outdoors in the winter?

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April 2020

Introduction to Zero Waste CANCELLED

April 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States

CLASS CANCELLED. HELP US COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 & PLEASE STAY HOME! Learn about the fundamentals of zero waste living, the zero waste pyramid, and how to shop zero waste at the Olympia Food Co-op. Start with a presentation covering the basic beliefs of zero waste and why we call it zero waste, followed by a discussion on perfection and privilege, and how it impacts our ability to be zero waste. We will lastly give a demonstration on zero…

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