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FULL: Sourdough Bread: Make Your Own Starter 2/21

Sourdough Bread: Make Your Own Starter

Sunday, 2/21 2-4pm

Class is currently full

To be added to the wait list, email

Interested in learning a new hobby that will fill your home with the smell of homemade bread? In this two-hour class you will combine flour and water for a sourdough starter, from which you'll be on your way to creating a living, breathing substance to use for making your own sourdough bread. If you’ve made bread using commercial yeast, you’ll find this is a slower approach—with a better taste, often praised as more digestible. You'll take home a glass jar with white flour starter as well as printed material on moving toward baking your loaf plus resources for other kinds of starters—rye, gluten-free will help you toward satisfying sourdough baking. 


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.

Chocolate Galore! 2/13

Chocolate Galore!

Saturday, February 13, 1-2pm

Freshly made chocolate. There is nothing like it.  It is February and now is the perfect time to learn the art of making chocolate.  Janet Straub, local chocolate maker from Creo Chocolate, will be hosting this class.  The smells of roasted cacao beans, nibs and chocolate tea will fill the room. Watch a traditional wet stone grinder make chocolate, and enjoy a handful of samples.  This class is both a demo and a tasting.  A fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

Free and open to all. 

Register online, or call the co-op.

Make Your Own Shoes, Every Wednesday

Make Your Own Shoes

Every Wednesday 4-7pm

January 27 - March 23

The turnshoe is an ancient technology for making lightweight, flexible, and durable footwear. Mixing in some modern technology (duct tape!) along the way, this class starts by measuring your feet and ends with a new pair of shoes.

Fee: $30-60 sliding scale covers all materials, payable on the first day of class.

Sign up: Email the instructor ( for inquiries and to register. Mike Glover is a teacher, father, and Monday morning produce HOO.  This is fifth year teaching turnshoes at People's.

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.

Stress and Its Toll on Your Body 10/20

Stress and Its Toll on Your Body

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7-8pm

with Amy Johnson, N.D. 

As a Naturopath, my first goal is to empower people to understand the beautiful vessel in which they reside.  In this discussion we will explore the myriad ways 'stress' works for and against our health.  We will also delve into effective ways of better adapting to inevitable stress.  This class will be informative, basic and fun, suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about their body. Free and open to all. Register online or call People's to register. 

Free and open to all. Click here or call People's to register.