Please pre-register by calling Jill at 360-336-5087×139 or via email:jill(at)skagitfoodcoop(dot)com. Leave your phone number so we can call you if something goes awry!
Eat Better on a Budget:At the Store with Jodie and NancyLee
Wednesday February 1 6:30pm Free 336-5087×139 to register
Ever wonder “What’s in that bulk bin?” Ever ponder “I wonder how I eat that vegetable?” Ever linger over “What’s all the hub-bub about Vitamin D?” This “At the Store” segment of the Eating Better on a Budget series,helps demystify all the questions you’ve wanted to ask. Take the scary out of the Bulk Department,try a new fruit or vegetable,and learn about new and wonderful ways to eat well and stay on budget.
A Community Exploration:How Healing Happens.
With counselor Marianne Shapiro
Saturday February 4 from 10:15am to 12:40pm,Skagit Co-op Room 309 Free
336-5087×139 to register
We will warm up to one another and as a community feel into the nature of healing,from our own experiences;our thoughts,actions,relationships,emotions and or desires. Everyone called to this topic is welcome to attend. This is an exploration into the question,not an answer. We’ll follow a group format,to discuss and engage with the topic from a variety of perspectives. Marianne Shapiro,a skilled and resourceful group facilitator,believes in the complexity and possibilities inherent in group processes. Come and experience our community as we work and play together round this theme of common concern. There will be 3 other meetings on the same topic within the next 12 months.
Marianne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private therapy practice in the Skagit Co-op building. She has been in practice for over 22 years. For the past 11 years she has been involved in group work and has become a Nationally Certified Trainer,Educator and Practitioner of Group Psychotherapy,Psychodrama and Sociometry (sociometry has to do with group dynamics). She normally facilitates groups and workshops with her husband,Bob Shapiro who is also Certified and very adept in group process as well being a local T’ai Chi and Qi Gong instructor. They live in Bow.
Cooking with Chocolate with Jill 336-5087×139 to register
Wednesday February 8 6:30pm Room 309 $10 Co-op owners,$20 General Public
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles Shultz
They say February is the sweetest month,so let’s play with Chocolate and find out. This class will incorporate the “savory-ness” of chocolate into some classic and also everyday dishes. We will be feasting on a Risotto with Apricots and White Chocolate,topping our salad with a Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette,and making a Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Sauce for a pulled pork sandwich. Dessert will be a dipping treat…fun and chocolaty goodness waits…
How to Treat High Blood Pressure
With Naturopath Alethea Fleming ND
Monday February 20 6:30pm Room 309 Free
Learn about the best ways to control high blood pressure naturally in a practical and entertaining lecture by local naturopath Alethea Fleming,ND
Dr. Alethea Fleming is a naturopathic physician specializing in mature adults. She loves leading humorous informative classes. Find out more about her Anacortes practice at www.vitalagingclinic.com
EBB In the Kitchen with Jill
Tuesday February 21 6:30pm Room 309
With some common sense systems in place,your kitchen will keep food fresh for longer,and you’ll be able to feed your family well,for less money than you think! Building on the smart shopping tips from EBB:At the Store,we’ll focus on food preparation,storage,and creative use of leftovers. This class will include some hands-on time in the kitchen.
Take Nutrition To Heart – Everything Cardiovascular (includes healthy and harmful fats)
With Karl Mincin
Wednesday February 22 6:30pm Room 309 Free
We’ll cover nutritional support for everything cardiovascular:from blood pressure,stroke and angina to cholesterol,arrhythmia,and congestive heart failure and cardio-metabolic syndrome X. Bring yourself up to date on heart healthy foods,good fats / bad fats,and novel nutrients. Learn how to prevent heart disease or how to better coordinate cardio care with your doctor. You’ll hear about new tests that are more meaningful than cholesterol levels
Karl J. Mincin is a clinical nutritionist and natural health educator in practice locally for 26 years. With a personalized approach,he offers both preventive and therapeutic nutrition counseling specializing in nutrition assessment testing,the precise determination of individual nutrient needs. Karl may be reached at www.Nutrition-Testing.com or (360) 336-2616.
Essential Remedies for pain relief with Michelle Mahler
Monday February 27th 6:30-8pm Room 309 free,optional supply fee
We will learn safety and application methods of Therapeutic Essential oils for topical use. You can use these remedies to help with pain from joints,nerves and muscles,respiratory congestion,clearing sinuses and snoring,headaches and stress relief and insomnia/sleep disturbances. Each student will receive notes,recipes and can make a therapy blend to take home. Optional supply fee of $ 10 per item
Exploring and Healing with Family Constellations with Verena Giebels
Tuesday February 28 6:30pm Room 309 Free
Our lives are deeply connected with those of our ancestors,more than we can imagine. Unresolved issues can come down through the generations and be passed on.
• Come explore how issues in relationships,health,and at work may be based on entanglements with the ones who came before.
• See hidden patterns come to light and gain clarity about belonging and the right place for every family member.
• Feel how this compassionate work can support the flow of love,strength and peace within the family.
New and experienced participants are welcome. Issues may include family,relationship,health,parenting,work,and more.
Verena Sahajo Giebels (MA Education,LMP) was certified as a Facilitator for Family Constellations in 2004 by the Human Systems Institute,Portland/OR. She has since then trained with leading facilitators from Europe and the US. Verena has been offering Family Constellations in the Pacific NW,NY and Germany since 2004. She works as a massage practitioner in Burlington,where she also lives with her husband.
Forget Cooking! Dips,Spreads,and Pates with Carol Roberge
Wednesday February 29th 6:30pm Room 309 Free
In this class we will learn how to make delicious (and might I mention nutritious) dips,spreads and pates. In place of dairy,we will be using sprouted nuts and seeds to make an amazing Almond “Cheese”,a Pecan Pate and a Tapenade. We will learn a variety of ways to serve these –such as an Almond Pesto Torte,Stuffed Mushroom Caps or in a Mediterranean Wrap. This is a great “living foods” class that incorporates healthy fats and protein. Not to be missed!