Classes

I love teaching people to support their health through nutrition, lifestyle, and traditional herbs. Classes are offered at locations around the Northwest. Here’s what people are saying.

Interested in hosting a class at your home or business? Email me for details.

NEW! The Art of Home Fermentation

This 6-class program (Aug 29-Nov 16) is offered through South Puget Sound Community College alongside Oly~Cultures founder, Julie Kamin-Martin. I’ll be teaching the first class in the series, Fundamentals of Fermentation: The history, science and health benefits of fermentation. This class provides a framework for the rest of the series, giving students the confidence and context to get creative in their fermentation practice, optimize health benefits, and troubleshoot as necessary. Your questions are encouraged! Classes can be taken individually, but this class is highly recommend as a foundation for the rest of the series. Pre-registration required.

August 29th, 6-8pm ($55)
South Puget Sound Community College (Lacey, Wa)

Wild Fermented Sauerkraut

Learn to safely and easily make your own raw fermented sauerkraut teeming with probiotics known to improve digestion, boost immune function, and increase energy levels. This popular class includes a demonstration, recipes, and OlyKraut samples! Meghan will review the history and science of fermentation, discuss equipment options and suitable ingredients, and demonstrate how to make raw fermented sauerkraut from start to finish! Please preregister.

March 7th, 6-7:30pm ($20)
Marlene’s Market & Deli (Tacoma, Wa)

Garden Pickles

Learn to make traditional fermented pickles from your garden harvest – carrots, beans, cukes and more! This simple and versatile technique extends the harvest season and yields delicious probiotic-rich veggies that help improve digestion and boost immune function. This class covers the basics of fermentation science and safety, equipment and ingredient options, a demonstration, and pickle tasting. Instructions and recipes provided. **This is not a canning class.**
Please pre-register.

June 20th, 6-7:30pm ($20)
Marlene’s Market & Deli (Tacoma, Wa)

July 16th, 10am-12pm ($7)
Olympia Food Co-op (Olympia, Wa)

Bitters

What are Bitters? How do you use them – and why? This class will introduce you to bitters through food and herbs, discuss the role they play in the body, and how they impact overall health. I’ll provide ideas for incorporating bitters into daily life through recipes and herbal supplements. This class includes handouts and a medicinal herb and food tasting.
Please pre-register.

August 6th, 10am-12pm ($7)
Olympia Food Co-op (Olympia, Wa)

September 26th, 6-7:30pm (FREE)
Marlene’s Market & Deli (Tacoma, Wa)

Eating for a Healthy & Happy Brain

In this one-hour discussion, you’ll learn about healthy foods to support brain health, boost your mood, and help you feel great. You’ll walk away with the confidence to make healthy choices in the dining room and simple ideas for incorporating healthy foods into your daily life.

January 24th, Let’s Talk Seniors: 10-11am (FREE – residents only)
Capital Place Retirement Community (Olympia, Wa)

March 24th, Let’s Talk Seniors: 10-11am (FREE – residents only)
Willow Gardens Retirement Community (Puyallup, Wa)