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Alternatives to Alcohol
2 November, Sunday 2 - 5pm

Winter is coming, and refreshments and beverages are always a focus. Come to this teach-in on alcohol, its history and effects on the body, and demonstration/tasting of alternatives you may enjoy with confidence the coming months. Knowledge is power, and we hope participants will leave this workshop empowered to make the right decisions for themselves, knowing and loving our bodies internal processes! A variety of NON-ALOCOHOLIC beverages will be provided.

Taught by Vanessa Charles.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Consensus Training
5 November, Wednesday 6 - 8pm

How can organizations and groups of people make good decisions without a boss telling them what, when, and how to do everything? Learn about consensus decision making. It is effective, empowering, and vibrant. Get away from being either the boss or bossed: cooperation is a real and useful option to run an organization with integrity. For absolute beginners and those looking for a refresher, EVERYONE WELCOME.

Taught by Grace Cox.

Location: Olympia Food Co-op Community Classroom

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Great Grains!
8 November, Saturday 3 - 5pm

Learn to prepare grains for maximum nutrition. Jeannine will share traditional methods of sprouting, soaking, and fermenting that support your digestive system. How could the same grain, prepared differently, affect your body so differently? Jeannine knows, and by the end of this class, you will too!

Taught by Jeannine Godfrey.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Perfect GF Pie Crust
9 November, Sunday 3 - 5pm

What is fall without an amazing pumpkin pie? Or an apple pie? Or a pear tart for that matter? Learn to make perfect flaky gluten-free crust that truly satisfies. We will learn both a traditional GF crust as well as a vegan alternative, both amazing. Taste-testing is of course included!

Taught by Jenn Kliese.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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How to Eat Cheese
14 November, Friday 6 - 7:30pm

How often have you stood in front of the cheese case and wondered about all the different, enticing cheese, and then settled on the one you know? What exactly makes a cheddar a cheddar, why are some orange, and is mascarpone really even a cheese? Join our own cheese buyer, Ange, in exploring the world of cheese. This cheese journey is for novices, and will provide basics in understanding types of cheese, with helpful tips for enjoying cheese in a variety of settings. Of course, no one will be turned away for having advanced cheese knowledge and snacking is open to all.

Taught by Ange Duval.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Herbal Balms and Salves
16 November, Sunday 10am - 12pm

Learn the properties of healing herbs such as comfrey, St. John wort, arnica, calendula, mullein, myrrh, black walnut, and feverfew. Participants will make infusions to take home in this hands-on class. The class will cover the infusion process, straining, adding beeswax, and bottling. Please bring a 4oz or 8oz glass jar with a lid.

Taught by Kate Tossey.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

This class is full. You may check back later to see if space becomes available

Book Discussion - Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice
20 November, Thursday 6 - 8pm

This month we will be reviewing Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice (2012) a great overview of the food sovereignty movement. Made up of a variety of stories spanning communities and cultures, there is something for everyone. Snacks and light refreshments provided, and as always, feel free to bring a dish to share inspired by the book if you so desire. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Taught by Max Crabapple.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Herbs for Digestion
22 November, Saturday 1 - 3pm

Symptoms of digestive upset such as gas, bloating, GERD and constipation are common today. In this class you'll learn about medicinal herbs traditionally used to relieve these symptoms, promote digestive function, and support gut healing. We'll also discuss ways to easily incorporate them into your diet and self care routine.

Taught by Meghan Hintz.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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