Workshops

The Co-op hosts an extensive selection of wellness and holistic living workshops, most at no cost. We also host a number of in-store & local events throughout the year. Workshops and classes are held on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building, in room 309. Descriptions for upcoming workshops are listed below. Please pre-register for classes (recommended & appreciated!) below or by giving us a call at (360) 336-5087 extension 136.


Upcoming Workshops

Earth Day 20% OFF Bulk Sale!

Sunday, April 22, 9:00 AM

Earth Day Sale! 20% OFF all bulk items. Shop the bulk aisle for coffee, tea, spices, snacks, baking supplies, honey, and more!

Shopping bulk is going green! Reduce the use of unnecessary packaging and reduce waste by purchasing only what you need. Bring your refillable containers or use one of ours and save it for next time.

See you on Earth Day!

Sale is limited to stock on hand. Excludes pre-packaged bulk items, special orders, water, & olive bar.


Free Trees for Earth Day!

Sunday, April 22, 9:00 AM

Every year, the Co-op celebrates Earth Day with a Free Tree giveaway. Come get a free tree from Pacific Northwest-based Brooks Tree Farm! We know you want to plant an entire forest, but one tree per customer, please. This year our tree varieties are: Incense Cedar, Vine Maple, and Oregon White Oak.

We’re also having an Earth Day Bulk Sale – get 20% OFF everything in bulk bins! Plus, if you bring in your own reusable shopping bag, we’ll give you TWO Tokens for Tomorrow instead of one, to donate to one of five local non-profit organizations: Neighbors in Need Food Bank, Skagit Symphony, Skagit Gleaners, Communities in Schools, and Northwest Youth Services. Learn more about our current Tokens for Tomorrow recipients here.

Happy Earth Day!


The Art & Science of the Edible Container with Garden Jay

Monday, April 23, 6:30 PM

Growing herbs, vegetables and other edibles in real garden soil works best for most things we grow here, but many will adapt nicely to container growing and some things even seem to prefer it.  All of us can grow a few things to eat on our patios, decks, balconies or even indoors.  This class will explore the basics of portable gardens for outdoors and in, encouraging you to try the “impossible” and look great doing it!

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Neurological Integration System Therapy with Jean Christensen, LMT

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 PM

Learn more about the technique called Neurological Integration System Therapy: NIS is a system of non-invasive healthcare that uses the brain-nervous system connection to optimize the function and repair of the body. The brain is constantly receiving and monitoring information from all the body’s systems. NIS is based on the principles of neuroscience. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.

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Cohousing in Skagit Valley with Skagit Cohousing

Friday, April 27, 7:00 PM

The workshop will give an overview of Cohousing in the United States as well as information on our forming group in the Skagit Valley. Cohousing is all about the people who live there. Come and meet the enthusiastic group who could be your neighbors.

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“Love vs. Attachment” with Kadampa Meditation

Monday, April 30, 6:30 PM

Buddhist wisdom for modern relationships: our relationships tend to contain a mixture of love and attachment. To enjoy our connections with others, we need to consider how to continually improve our mind of love. Improving and increasing our love towards others, as well as reducing our clinging mind of attachment, makes our relationships truly meaningful.

 

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Planning Ahead for Natural Burial with Jodie Buller

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 PM

Green burial is a beautiful, meaningful way to return to the earth when you die, and it can be quite simple, but a little planning in advance goes a long ways toward making it easier for your friends and family when it comes time to lay you to rest. This presentation on Green Burial offers pre-planning ideas and de-mystifies natural burial practices with practical step-by-step instructions and guidance.

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Essential Remedies: Summer Skincare with Michelle Mahler

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 PM

Come watch and learn how you can blend inexpensive, effective Organic Aromatherapy treatments that smell subtle and fresh! All you need is a few ingredients found in the Co-op! You’ll discuss many Essential oils used around the world for preventing, slowing down the growth of, and even reversing sun damage & skin cancer, along with treatments for eczema, psoriasis, rashes, skin allergies, foot fungus issues & warts. Frankincense, clove, oregano, thyme, lavender are a few of the oils we will be blending. Everyone will take home notes on how to use each essential oil in a massage oil or on-the-spot therapy oil. Be prepared to have fun, be enlightened, and smell amazing! Optional supply fee of $10-20 to make a roll-on skin therapy oil.

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Soil Biology and How to Create a Healthy Soil Food Web in Your Gardens at Home with Gabe Garms

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 PM

Learn about soil food webs and how they cycle nutrients and interact with plants. Gabe will discuss how to breed biology in compost piles and garden beds to minimize the use of soil amendments. The last hour of the workshop will be spent doing a biological analysis of soil samples under the microscope. Participants are encouraged to bring in soil samples from their own garden for analysis in class. Gabe Garms is the co-founder of Raven’s Roots Naturalist School, and has been teaching ethnobotany, permaculture and soil biology for over 5 years.

 

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Six Steps to Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Monday, May 7, 6:30 PM

May is “Stroke Awareness Month”. Join local naturopathic physician Dr. Alethea Fleming for an amusing and helpful lecture giving you specific non-drug simple tools for lowering your blood pressure.

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