Classes

2019 Classes and Workshops

January 6 6-7 PM Portland, ME Waste Less, Live More A FREE class at the Portland Food Co-op

The challenges posed by our changing climate, the plastic filling our oceans, and the finite resources available on our planet can be overwhelming but there are small, everyday steps we can all take to be part of the solution. This class will cover what happens to household waste and why we need to reduce our consumption as well as simple steps everyone can take to alleviate, eliminate, and make better use of single-use plastic, food waste, clothing, and garden waste. Learn about the ways that wasting less can actually bring you more creativity, more connection, and more community.

Sign up here or for more information visit the co-op website.

January 16 6-7 PM Waste Free Kitchen A FREE class at the Portland Food Co-op

The average American throws away 3.5 pounds of food per week, not only wasting money but also tossing all the resources it took to get that food to your kitchen. Learn tips and tricks for managing food and using up leftovers and ideas for how to get the most out of peels, stems, and produce that may be past its prime. Sample recipes for using up leftovers and scraps, such as savory hand pies and leftover grain muffins.

Sign up here or for more information visit the co-op website.

March 8 10 AM – 12:30 PM Visible Mending and Sashiko Stitching at Old Orchard Beach Adult Education

Learn the traditional Japanese form of decorative embroidery used for mending textiles and garments to extend their life. The basic techniques and simple but beautiful stitches for mending your garments can be both meditative and an eco-conscious practice. Sign up here.

March 24 5:30-8:30 PM at Old Orchard Beach Adult Education

The average kitchen throws away 3.5 POUNDS of food every week! This is not only wasted money but also the resources it took to get it to your table. Get tips and tricks for managing food, using up leftovers and for getting the most out of your peels, stems and produce that is past its prime. Practice making three vegetarian recipes for using up leftovers and scraps: vegetable broth, savory hand pies and leftover grain muffins. Please bring an apron and come prepared to cook, taste and enjoy. Sign up here.

If you are interested in hosting a class or workshop (you provide the space and the people, I do everything else) send me an email so we can start planning. Contact me via email annaghewitt@gmail.com.