Grow Your Own Produce Series, Tuesdays Monthly

Grow Your Own Produce with Marisha Auerbach

Tuesdays 7-9pm for the 2016 growing season

This workshop series is designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.

Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she will provide you with a checklist for the month ahead. We will discuss different subjects that are pertinent to the garden each month with supported handouts.

(Click the class for detailed class descriptions)

February 9, 2016 - Planning, Design, and Framework

March 15, 2016 - Indoor Seed-Starting, Early Plantings, and Perennial Crops

April 5, 2016 - Cole Crops, Greens and Soil Building

May 3, 2016 - Warm-Season Crops, Edible Flowers, and Attracting Pollinators  

June 7, 2016 - Maintenance and Harvest

Cost is $100 for the 5 class series or $25 per class.  A 20% discount is available to People's Member-Owners.  Email Marisha with any questions and to receive the discount ( 

Register online or call the co-op.

CANCELLED: Herbs for the Healing Mind 11/10

CANCELLED: Herbs for the Healing Mind

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7-8:30pm 

Our world is stressful, and herbal medicine can help us calm our nerves, ease our anxiety, and nourish our spirit. This class will explore herbs and methods we can use to help ourselves deal with the emotional, mental, and physical effects of stress in a natural, effective, and gently nourishing way. 

Cost: $10-20 sliding scale, payable to the instructor.  Register online or call People's to register. 

 Click here or call People's to register.

Taught by Willow Aevery of The Raven Heart School

Make Your Own Cheese: Brie, Ricotta, Gouda 10/17 & 10/24

Learn to make Brie, Ricotta and Gouda in your own kitchen!

A two-part series
October 17 and October 24, 2-5 pm

Imagine how you'll feel rolling up to your next potluck or family gathering with a wheel of your own homemade cheese to share.  In this two day cheesemaking series, you'll team up with local instructor Shannon Todd to make three amazing cheeses: Ricotta, Gouda, and mini Brie wheels.

Part One: Explore the foundation of cheesemaking as we make direct set Ricotta and cultured mini-Brie wheels.

Part Two: One week later, we will see how our Brie wheels have aged.  We'll also take a hands on approach to making aged cheese, as we culture and press a wheel of Gouda.  Shannon will review tips for pressing and aging cheese in your own home, and you'll walk away with your own mini-Brie wheel!

Class fee: $50 for both parts OR $30 for one part. 

Led by Shannon Todd

  Click here to register or call People's (503.232.9051 x249)

Make Your Own Chevre! Sun. 8/9, 2-3:30pm

Sunday, August 9th, 2-3:30pm. 

Ever wondered about the mysteries of curds and whey? Come to this class and learn how to make fresh goat cheese (chèvre) in your own kitchen. We will have a cheese tasting, provide lots of hands-on opportunities at different stages, and you’ll go home with recipes and resources for your next wheel.

Led by Shannon Todd, who worked on farms in France as a cheese maker and teaches home cheese making in Portland, Oregon.

Cost: $20. Class will be capped at 15 students. Registration is required by August 2, space is limited, click here or call People's to register.