Classes and Workshops

Have an idea about something you would like us to have a workshop on? Email us at!

Interested in leading a workshop? Check out our Guide for Potential Instructors.

Upcoming Workshops


Tales of Holidays Past and Adventures in Apple Cider Brining Your Turkey –  Sunday, December 3, 2017 1-3pm @ the Co-op.  $20 members / $25 general. In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to brine and glaze a turkey and make a complementary stuffing and a cranberry orange mint relish. Participants will take home their own brining bag, a brining spice mixture and the knowledge and recipes that they need to prepare their own turkey for the big day. The workshop will end with a sampling of the apple cider-brined turkey meal! Workshop facilitators Ed Miedema and Bethany Osborne.

wellness smoothie

Making Your Smoothies Winter Friendly: a gut-friendly, traditional medicine approach – Sunday, November 19, 2017 1-3pm @ the Co-op.  $20 members / $25 general admission. Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get a solid dose of fruits & veggies first thing in the morning, but from a traditional medicine standpoint they can be tough on our digestion when we drink them through the cold weather months. Using an approach based in nutritional and traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Emily Bennett, ND will guide you through the no-fail steps to making a super nutritious, delicious, gut-friendly smoothie every morning.

 Past Workshops


How to Make Kimchi at HomeMonday, August 28, 2017 from 6-8pm @ the Co-op. $20 for members / $25 for non-members. Instructor: Soyoung Lee from Samsara Fields Organic Farm. Bonus: take home a free jar of kimchi!


Beekeeping 101: Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6-8pm. Begin @ the Co-op, majority of workshop will take place at the Victoria Park Pollinator Garden (5 minutes walk from the Co-op). Individual and household fees apply, kids are welcome. ($20 member/$35 member household; $25 non-member/ $40 non-member household). Instructor: Luc Peters from Humble Bee, a Hamilton urban beekeepers!



Vermicomposting June 25: 1-2pm @ the Co-op

Join us for a free workshop at the Co-op run by Green Venture & learn all about #vermicomposting. Bring exceptional growth to your veggie garden by using this composting technique which can be done from the comfort of your own home – even in small spaces!

Vermicompost is the product of the composting process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast.

Kids and families are welcome. Tell your friends! After the workshop, Green Venture will be around to talk about their upcoming Eco Stars Summer #Camp for kids age 7-12.











Cooking with Spring Greens


Cooking with Wild Foods


Cheesemaking 101


Kombucha Workshop



2 thoughts on “Classes and Workshops

  1. Would be interested in attend your vegan soup class. Will you be having another one ? Can I be put on a waiting list for the next one if you have one?

    • Hi Pat, we don’t have one planned for the near future, but there was a lot of interest so we’ll definitely consider hosting another one! Thanks.

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