Workshops at the Co-op

Co-op Workshops and Classes are held on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building.  To pre-register for a class,  please call us at (360)  336-5087,  ext. 139.

Upcoming Workshops

Monday, June 30, 6:30pm
Vermicomposting with Callie Martin
Worm your way into Composting!
Compost builds good soil structure. It is also a giant step toward recycling wastes, conserving precious energy reserves, and regaining control of our food supplies. Why throw food peelings and yard clippings into the garbage when you can harvest their nutrients by turning them into soil enriching compost? Learn how easy it is to compost your food scraps by harnessing the work of worms in our upcoming vermicomposting class. Class participants will learn the basics of worm bin design, care and feeding.

Callie Martin is the Waste Reduction Community Education/Outreach Specialist for Skagit County. She is a lifelong practitioner of healthy soils and organic gardening. She brings lots of enthusiasm to her work as a composting educator.

Friday, July 4, 6:30pm
Reiki Share with Jalen

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30pm
Raising Meat Rabbits with Robert Fiut
The New Zealand white rabbit is close to being the ideal animal to raise to increase your personal and family food security. Learn about rabbit care and what is involved in developing and maintaining a humane, family-scale rabbitry. Robert will also show and discuss some rabbit housing innovations he has developed.

Before the workshop, if possible, read “Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits” by Bob Bennett; and the online article “Bunnies Are Fluffy and So Much More” by Annette Cottrell at www.sustainableeats.com.

Wednesday, July 9, 6:30pm
Why Chiropractic Doesn’t Work with Cheryl Schmitt
Have you been to a chiropractor and didn’t get the results you expected? Maybe you, or someone you know, even felt worse. Why do some people experience miracles and others don’t? I will tackle these tough questions and get to the root of the answers. Dr. Cheryl Schmitt has been practicing in the Skagit County for 14 years in a holistic, wellness office. She is passionate about health and the power we have to heal from within. She has been under holistic care for over 30 years and specializes in family wellness. She believes there is a difference between living and living well

Thursday, July 10, 6:30pm
Nourishing Herbs with Kelly A
Herbal medicine is a passion of Kelly Atterberry’s, and she loves to share her expertise and knowledge with the community. Kelly focuses on plants from the Pacific Northwest, and branches out to popular herbs that are commercially available at times. Please join in on the herbal fun! Come learn what nature has in store! (Optional $5 supply fee.)

Kelly Ann Atterberry as a B.S. in Herbal Science.

Monday, July 14, 6:30pm
Nutrition Essentials with Karl Mincin

Tuesday, July 15, 6:30pm
3 Steps to Heal Aching Joints with Carolyn Hallett
Learn how to remove the triggers that cause joint inflammation, and a holistic strategy to reverse the inflammatory process. If aching joints are bumming you out or slowing you down, come to this practical class to learn how to keep your joints juicy, strong and pain-free without drugs or surgery.

Carolyn Hallett is a Board Certified Homeopath and Wellness Consultant and has been in practice since 1999. All attendees will receive a coupon for a free consultation. Questions? callthehomeopath@gmail.com  360.752.2111

Monday, July 21, 6:30pm
Essential Remedies: Healing Salves & Balms
with Michelle Mahler and Shannon Svennson
Learn how to create a healing salve with organic ingredients step-by-step with Michelle Mahler AND Shannon Svennson. Both ladies are Snohomish based Aromatherapists who love to share their passion for healing with nature’s own time-tested and SAFE remedies.

In this workshop we will have a demonstration and interactive blending time for everyone to participate in. Students will come away with notes, recipes and a feeling of more confidence choosing & purchasing ingredients to create their own healing products. We will discuss oils for dry, chapped, rough hands and feet, scar reduction, eczema, ringworm, rashes, bugbites, 1st aid and more! We will learn about the healing, soothing & protection qualities of Beeswax, Olive oil, Vitamin E oil, Jojoba, Coconut oil. Free class $5 optional supply fee for each salve or 4 salves for $15

Please pre-register!

Thursday, July 24, 6:30pm
Essential Remedies: Everything is Rosy! With Michelle Mahler
Discover the amazing healing and beautifying secrets of Organic Essential Oil of Rose and all things Rosy…Rosemary, Rosewood, Rosehip, Rose geranium.

Come and spend an evening smelling the roses, and learn how rose can calm anxiety, panic attacks, heart problems, wrinkles, scarring and more. Each of these Rosy oils can perform amazing healing and hormone balancing effects without any negative side effects. We will test and mix together some simple combinations for mind, body, spirit and beauty.

Free class, optional supply fee $10-20 to make a Rose Blend

Friday, August 1, 6:30pm
Reiki Share with Jalen

Tuesday, August 5, 6:30pm
Natural Petcare & Green Cleaning with Michelle Mahler
Learn to make your own natural cleansing powders and antibacterial sprays with natural ingredients & pure Essential Oils! It is simple and easy to use these natural disinfectants and good for the pets and kids too. We will blend naturally-disinfecting, antiviral, antifungal essential oils & pure, natural, toxin-free ingredients such as Vinegar and Baking soda to make two effective great smelling cleaners! We will make a window/multi-surface spray, disinfecting spray, a fizzing cleansing powder and a cat /dog remedy oil for earmites, ear problems, skin problems, pain relief, digestion and anti-anxiety.

Free Class, Optional supply fee of $5 for each item.

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30pm
Raising Meat Rabbits with Robert Fiut
The New Zealand white rabbit is close to being the ideal animal to raise to increase your personal and family food security. Learn about rabbit care and what is involved in developing and maintaining a humane, family-scale rabbitry. Robert will also show and discuss some rabbit housing innovations he has developed.

Before the workshop, if possible, read “Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits” by Bob Bennett; and the online article “Bunnies Are Fluffy and So Much More” by Annette Cottrell at www.sustainableeats.com.