Every week Marlene’s hosts naturopaths, nutritionists, chefs, authors, and other leaders in the natural healing community.
Protecting the Puget Sound
with Rachel Easton, Program Coordinator for Harbor WildWatch | Tuesday, April 4 | 6:30 pm, FREE Tacoma
From beach etiquette to developing new skills as a volunteer, get excited about the role you can play in protecting the plants and animals that inhabit the Puget Sound. Harbor WildWatch’s mission is to inspire stewardship of the Puget Sound by providing learning opportunities about the environment to the people of our local communities.*
Digestive Wellness, Naturally
with MariAleath Nichols, National Educator for Renew Life | Wednesday, April 5 | 6:30 pm, FREE Federal Way
Is your digestive health compromised? Sluggish? Explore herbal tools for maximizing digestion with MariAleath; learn how probiotics, fiber, enzymes, and herbal cleansing formulas support healthy detoxification and promote digestive wellness, naturally. Samples and special discounts on Renew Life products for all guests.
Got Junk? Bulky Item Recycling Options
with Jeanette Brizendine, Recycling Project Manager for the City of Federal Way | Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 pm, FREE
Did you know there are local recycling options for big, bulky items like mattresses, tires, Styrofoam blocks, and more? Jeanette, the Recycling Project Manager for Federal Way, will share recycling and disposal options for a variety of materials. Bring your questions and get answers!*.
Attract Butterflies, Bees, and Birds
with Ladd Smith, BS, In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes | Saturday, April 8 | 10 am – Noon, FREE Federal Way
Birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are responsible for a third of our food supply, and their numbers are in substantial decline. The good news is that we can create a perfect habitat for them right in our gardens! Learn how to use native plants to attract and nourish pollinators while creating a beautiful, low-maintenance, and pesticide-free landscape.*
Preventing Wasted Food
with Jetta Antonakos, Senior Environmental Specialist for the City of Tacoma | Tuesday, April 11 | 6:30 pm, FREE Tacoma
Food waste is a much larger problem than many like to admit; 40% of U.S. produced food goes uneaten! This waste costs billions of dollars, destroys precious natural resources, and accelerates climate change. Learn how proper planning, shopping, preparation, and storage can help reduce your food waste and save you money.
Fungi, Earth, and Us
with Robin Yeager, Educator for Host Defense | Thursday, April 13 | 6:30 pm, FREE Federal Way
Fungi and planet Earth share a closely intertwined history. Discover the fascinating roles fungi play in the health of the planet – toxic cleanup, water purification, fighting honey bee colony collapse disorder, and many more. Rob will discuss the work of fungi pioneer Paul Stamets and Host Defense medicinal mushroom products.
Urban Chicken Farming
with Dalia Monterroso, Ambassador for Scratch and Peck Feeds | Saturday, April 15 | 11 am – Noon, FREE Federal Way
Join local chicken enthusiast Dalia Monterroso of the popular Facebook page “Welcome to Chickenlandia” for a fun and informative hour all about chickens. Learn how to care for baby chicks, flock maintenance, coop selection, predator proofing, and more. Dalia aims to create a friendly and open environment for learning, so be sure to bring your questions!
with a Wilcox family member | Tuesday, April 18 | 6:30 pm, FREE Tacoma
Did you know there is a cutting-edge chicken farm right around the corner? Wilcox Farms has been advancing the art and science of raising chickens since 1909. Learn how their ethical, humane, and environmentally-friendly methods are going above and beyond to fulfill their family’s commitment to the environment, animals, and employees.
Spring Open House & Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22 11 am – 3 pm | Federal Way & Tacoma, FREE!
**CLASS IS FULL**Medicinal and Edible Plants – A Foraging Nature Walk
with Natalie Hammerquist, Adiantum School of Plant Medicine | Thursday, April 20 | 6 pm, $5
West Hylebos Wetland Park
411 S 348th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
Take a spring foraging walk in the West Hylebos Park in Federal Way. Learn how to identify medicinal and edible plants such as nettles, willow, red alder, and plenty of others! Natalie will discuss the principles of sustainable harvesting and how to dry and process your harvest. Please note off-site location and pre-register.*
–CANCELLED DUE TO ILLINESS–Planning to Preserve
with Hal Meng, The Center for Food Preservation Arts | Tuesday, April 25 | 6 pm, $20 Tacoma
Did you know there are seven methods for preserving your garden harvest? Enhance your commitment to sustainability and self-sufficiency by learning traditional preservation methods. Learn how to make Rhubarb-Blackberry Lime Jam and try delicious samples. Please pre-register.
with Sara Anderson and Cat Redinbo | Thursday, April 27 | 6:30 pm, FREE Federal Way
Get better sleep, expedite healing, decrease inflammation, detoxify, and boost your immune system with… oxygen! Hyperbaric therapy has helped many with conditions including autism, stroke, fibromyalgia, diabetes, athletic injuries, and so much more. Join us to see a Hyperbaric chamber up-close, and bring your questions!
with Deena, the Deceptive Chef | Saturday, April 29 | 10 am – Noon, $10 Federal Way
In this installment of her SHOP! series, Deena will guide a store tour to explore the many earth-smart choices that make your allergen free lifestyle a breeze. Find the best tasting, easiest to prepare, and most nutritionally dense options available with an experienced gluten, sugar, dairy and yeast free chef and shopper!
- At least 48 hours advance registration is required for all fee-based classes.
- You may pre-register in person, by calling Tacoma (253.472.4080) or Federal Way (253.839.0933), or online here.
- Refunds will be issued with at least 48 hours advance notice. With less than 24 hours notice, no refunds will be issued.
- Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early for all events. We cannot reserve seats for free classes.
- Please refrain from wearing any fragrance, natural or artificial, to classes.
- If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when you register for cooking classes.
- Questions? Call us at either store, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!