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We host educational programs throughout the year, from classes and hands-on workshops to a tour of the kitchen. For those interested in going deeper, we offer several intensive sessions, from one day to one week long, covering our nutritional and culinary practices, and our organizational and business model.

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In progress. Seaweed Series (April 3, 10 & 17, 6-7:30pm).

3 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours) + optional field trip

$160.00

Eating local seaweed is about a lot more than minerals!

Join Julie Drucker of Yemaya Seaweeds in a three-class series that includes sampling eight of the 600 local seaweed varieties that live in the waters along the Northern California Coast (Sea Palm, Wakame, Nori, Turkish Towel and Sweet Kombu, Ocean Ribbons, Bladderwrack, Kombu). Learn how the seaweeds are processed, and why seaweed harvesting is such an important endeavor to support. Also covered will be nutritional information, culinary suggestions and best storage practices. Dried seaweed will be available to purchase during each class along with free recipes to take home. The series includes an optional one-day field trip to the Sonoma Coast to identify and harvest seaweeds along the shore and learn how some varieties are sustainably cut. 

Class 1: Nutritional benefits: Sample a variety of local sea vegetables and learn about their nutrient contents. The variety you like the most is probably the one you need the most! Learn how the sea vegetables are hand-harvested and sun-dried today using ancient techniques.

Class 2: Seaweed for the Season: Discuss culinary and herbal techniques for using sea vegetables in Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. For example, uses in soups, teas, and congees.

Class 3: Benefits of locally harvested seaweed for the ecosystem, ocean health and the local community. Learn how quickly our ocean ecology is changing.   

Seaweed Harvesting Field Trip (optional): Join us for an early-morning trip to the beautiful Sonoma Coast. Date TBA. Discover and explore the natural environment where the sea vegetables live and learn how to harvest in a sustainable way. Drive your own car or carpool with someone from the class.

Cost is $160 for three classes, including the optional Seaweed Harvesting Field Trip (date TBD).

 

Julie Drucker has been harvesting seaweed from the Mendocino Coast since 2003.  Since 2008 she has run Yemaya Seaweeds. She teaches foraging and nutrition classes at the Ohlone Herbal College in Berkeley.

Kombucha 101 (5/18/19, 10-11:30am)

1 class (1.5 hours)

$50.00

The world of artisanal probiotic beverages is part science, part magic! Join our Fermentation and Preservation crew as they explain and demonstrate the art of preparing wonderful healthy kombuchas. Learn why these amazing live-culture alternatives to conventional sodas and sweetened drinks are actually nourishing. Take home beverages you craft yourself during the class, as well as a scoby to keep the fun going once you get home.


Hanna Towers is a lover of all things food and fermented, and has been creating them for more than a decade. Her interest with fermentation began with reading books on winemaking in sixth grade, to taking classes in food science in college. She loves coming up with exciting new flavor combinations for kombucha and fermented foods.

 

Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:

If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued. When Three Stone Hearth, must cancel a class, you will receive a full refund for any fees paid towards the class.

 

A Tour of the Three Stone Hearth Kitchen (5/9/19, 11am-12pm)

1 hour tour

$10.00

How did Three Stone Hearth come into being as the nation’s first Community Supported Kitchen? Why were we making bone broth, kombucha and using mason jars years before they became trends? What goes into making our foods?

Join Worker-Owner Mud Hut and Hanna Towers for an introduction to our business model, and a tour of our kitchen and fermentation “lab.”

Cost is $10 per person and includes a “shot” of kombucha or sauerkraut brine. The tour is open to groups and the public. If you want a tour only for your group, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com.

 

Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:

If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued. When Three Stone Hearth, must cancel a class, you will receive a full refund for any fees paid towards the class.

Five-Week Food-Based Cleanse (5/1/19-5/29/19, 6pm-7:30pm)

5 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours)

$125.00

Are you ready to boost your energy and shed your winter blahs? Join us in a 5-week food-based cleanse. Discover how good you can feel when you remove all forms of sugar from your diet and the even keel your experience when you get off of the blood sugar roller coaster. Taking a “time out” from your regular eating routine, no matter what it is, to do a focused cleanse is a great way to get back to center. 

Week 1: How to prepare mentally, physically and emotionally to make successful changes to your diet.

Week 2: Digestion know how… it all starts in the gut.

Week 3: Balanced Blood Sugar… how sweet it is.

Week 4: Oil Change…diving deeper into fats.

Week 5: Celebrating our Success and Next Steps… how to reintroduce foods and detect food sensitivities.

The diet is anti-inflammatory and eliminates all refined sugar, processed foods, dairy and limits starchy carbohydrates. We focus on fresh vegetables and fruits, good quality animal protein, nuts, seeds and healthy fats timed at appropriate intervals for ultimate blood sugar stabilization.

You will be fully supported as you go through this gentle, yet powerful detox. Each week will combine a check in and support, a lesson and call to action. Come join us in this fun, empowering and inspiring group. You will be amazed at what happens when that will remove the negative effects of sugar from your body and your life.

Side effects may include (but are not limited to):

  • Weight loss

  • Better sleep

  • More energy

  • Boosted Immunity

  • Reduced cravings for sugar and starchy carbs

  • Mental clarity, calmness and even temperament

  • Reduced PMS and menopausal symptoms

Joey Anderson is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, GAPS Practitioner and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She specializes in functional nutrition and in using food as medicine. She combines real food (delicious and tailored to you), functional lab tests and attention to lifestyle, to help families and individuals feel good and thrive. She loves her work!

 

Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:

If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued.

 

Nutrient-Dense Pre-Conception (5/11-6/15, 10-11:30am) - INDIVIDUAL

6 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours)

$300.00

A Six-Week Series with Nutritional Therapist Sara Russell

Saturdays, May 11th, 18th, 25th & June 1st, 8th, 15th from 10-11:30am (PST)

Format: Online group call (via Zoom). Call information to be sent prior to the start of the series.

 

NOTE: If you are planning to attend with a partner, click here to register.

Are you planning for your first child? Are you a parent ready to welcome another child into your family? The nutrition and lifestyle information in this series is tailored to this very special time in your family’s life.

Fertility optimization and pre-conception preparation are a strong foundation for healthy families. Sara Russell’s program empowers you to nourish your body with the ingredients it needs to grow and raise a healthy baby! The simple recommendations she provides have already helped many couples conceive and nurture healthy babies.

This program encourages you to choose the foods you like best from a wide range of choices. In so doing, you will deeply nourish your body and satisfy your spirit as you cultivate your fertility.

Just prior to the beginning of the series, you will receive your workbook, and Sara will guide you through the information and recommendations it contains. Each week’s module comes with practical action steps, including a shopping list, a pantry cleanout assignment, and recipes.  

The extensive materials in the workbooks include resources for home and body care, information on GMOs, further reading suggestions, a fertility-supporting food chart for your refrigerator, meal planning templates, a cookbook and more.

Outline:

Week 1: Best Kept Secrets About Fats and Fertility

Week 2: Sugar—Not Such a Sweet Deal After All

Week 3: Basic Techniques for Proper Food Preparation

Week 4: Boost Fertility by Decreasing Inflammation

Week 5: Improving Protein Digestion and Mineral Absorption

Week 6:  Gut Reactions—How Our Intestinal Microbiome Affects Us, Generation After Generation

 

Sara Russell, Ph.D. is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner who works remotely with clients worldwide, specializing in complex and chronic health conditions. Sara resides in the Tuscan countryside with her husband and son. You can learn more about Sara’s work and read her blog at https://buildnurturerestore.com/.

 

Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:

If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued.

 

Nutrient-Dense Pre-Conception (5/11-6/15, 10-11:30am) - WITH PARTNER

6 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours)

$500.00

A Six-Week Series with Nutritional Therapist Sara Russell

Saturdays, May 11th, 18th, 25th & June 1st, 8th, 15th from 10-11:30am (PST)

Format: Online group call (via Zoom). Call information to be sent prior to the start of the series.

 

NOTEIf you are planning to attend the class individually, click here to register.

Are you planning for your first child? Are you a parent ready to welcome another child into your family? The nutrition and lifestyle information in this series is tailored to this very special time in your family’s life.

Fertility optimization and pre-conception preparation are a strong foundation for healthy families. Sara Russell’s program empowers you to nourish your body with the ingredients it needs to grow and raise a healthy baby! The simple recommendations she provides have already helped many couples conceive and nurture healthy babies.

This program encourages you to choose the foods you like best from a wide range of choices. In so doing, you will deeply nourish your body and satisfy your spirit as you cultivate your fertility.

Just prior to the beginning of the series, you will receive your workbook, and Sara will guide you through the information and recommendations it contains. Each week’s module comes with practical action steps, including a shopping list, a pantry cleanout assignment, and recipes.  

The extensive materials in the workbooks include resources for home and body care, information on GMOs, further reading suggestions, a fertility-supporting food chart for your refrigerator, meal planning templates, a cookbook and more.

Outline:

Week 1: Best Kept Secrets About Fats and Fertility

Week 2: Sugar—Not Such a Sweet Deal After All

Week 3: Basic Techniques for Proper Food Preparation

Week 4: Boost Fertility by Decreasing Inflammation

Week 5: Improving Protein Digestion and Mineral Absorption

Week 6:  Gut Reactions—How Our Intestinal Microbiome Affects Us, Generation After Generation

 

Sara Russell, Ph.D. is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS Practitioner who works remotely with clients worldwide, specializing in complex and chronic health conditions. Sara resides in the Tuscan countryside with her husband and son. You can learn more about Sara’s work and read her blog at https://buildnurturerestore.com/.

 

Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:

If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to education@threestonehearth.com letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued.

 

Co-Founder Consultation (in Person) and Private Tour of Kitchen

1 hour

$90.00

Are you interested in learning more about our business model? Those interested in starting similar businesses of their own or doing research into the field may schedule a one-hour private tour and consultation with one of our Co-Founders or senior staff members by special arrangement. Up to four people can be accommodated in this arrangement. If you wish to set up an appointment, FIRST contact us at info@threestonehearth.com, so we can match the most appropriate staff member to your interests. Once an arrangement has been made, you can return to this menu to pay the consultation fee.

Co-Founder Consultation by Phone or Skype

1 hour

$75.00

Are you interested in learning more about our business model? Those interested in starting similar businesses of their own or doing research into the field may schedule a one-hour consultation by phone or Skype with one of our Co-Founders or senior staff members by special arrangement. Up to four people can be accommodated in this arrangement. If you wish to set up an appointment, FIRST contact us at info@threestonehearth.com, so we can match the most appropriate staff member to your interests. Once an arrangement has been made, you can return to this menu to pay the consultation fee.