Spring classes are in session at Natural Harvest Food Co-op

VIRGINIA – Knowledge is power! Check out Natural Harvest Food Co-op’s class line up for spring. You can sign up and pay for all classes at Natural Harvest, either in-store or over the phone. A minimum of six participants must be registered with payment at least 48 hours in advance to hold the class. Payment must be made at time of registration to hold a spot in the class:

• Register for classes at the customer service counter or over the phone with a credit card;

• Payment must be made at time of registration;

• All classes will be held in the Natural Harvest classroom unless noted otherwise;

• A minimum of six participants must be preregistered and paid 48 hours in advance in order to conduct the class;

• Cancellations taken with 24 hour notice. No refunds for no-shows.

THE KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE: Class will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for NHFC owners, $15 for the public.

Come explore the world of ketosis with functional medicine certified health coach Zack Schroeder. Ketosis can be a powerful tool for weight loss, increasing energy, and boosting cognition when done with a whole foods approach. What is ketosis? In short, it is shifting your body from burning glucose to burning fat for fuel, which has been shown to be more efficient for the human body. This class will cover foods, strategies, and resources to equip you with the knowledge of this lifestyle.

GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES: Class will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for NHFC owners, $15 for the public.

Are you interested in growing your own food, but don’t have space for a garden? Then container gardening is for you! In this class you will learn about alternative ways to grow food in small spaces. Instructor and experienced hobby farmer Tifany Briggs will discuss different methods for maximizing your space and yield, as well as which food varieties work best in your space.

CO-OP YOGA: Class will be offered on Sundays at 10 a.m. from March 17 – April 14. Cost is $8 for NHFC owners, $10 for the public.

Join us for a vinyasa flow yoga session with instructor Nancy Henderson Korpi who has 30 years of experience teaching yoga and fitness classes. Whether you’re a beginner or expert yogi, all experience levels are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat and any yoga props you require.

DIY—SOLAR GREENHOUSE: Class will be offered Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for NHFC owners, $15 for the public.

How would you like grow your own vegetables 10 months out of the year, right here in the North Country? It’s not a pipe dream. Just ask Marshall Helmberger, publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper, who built his own solar greenhouse in 2014. Imagine your planting season starting March 1 and the harvest running from mid- April through Christmas each year…and doing it with minimal supplemental heating, relying almost entirely on the sun and heat storage.

CHAGA MUSHROOM MINNESOTA’S MEDICINAL TREASURE: Class will be offered Tuesday, April 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cost is $23 for NHFC owners, $25 for the public (includes cost of supplies).

Join herbalist Allie Austin for this in-depth class about all things chaga! Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerful medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and is proven to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, increase the body’s ability to respond and adapt to stress, and has a multitude of other benefits. In this class you will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. You will make chaga remedies in class and each student will go home with their own informational chaga guide which includes a recipe booklet showcasing creative ways to use Minnesota’s most treasured fungi.

DIY—KOMBUCHA BREWING: Class offered Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost is $13 for NHFC owners, $15 for the public.

Instructor, Michele Mayry has been brewing her own kombucha for more than five years and wants to share her wealth of knowledge with you. In this class you will learn all the basics to start brewing and bottling your own kombucha at home. She’ll go over the supplies needed, the first fermentation process—which yields a great basic kombucha— and she’ll discuss how to flavor and fizz up your plain kombucha with a second fermentation. Kombucha samples will be offered during the class.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op is located at 732 N. 4th St. in Virginia. They can be reached at 218- 741-4663 or email info@ naturalharvestcoop. Also, visit them online at www.naturalharvest.coop.

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