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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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A Tour of the Three Stone Hearth Kitchen (1/18/18, 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 Co-Founder Jessica Prentice 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.

Jessica Prentice is a Co-Founder of Three Stone Hearth, a co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, and the author of the book, Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection. She has been studying traditional diets for over a decade and is passionate about the transformation of our food system.

 

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 (2/3-3/3, 10-11:30am)

5 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours)

$125.00

Do you want to feel your best while strengthening your immune system after the holidays? Join Three Stone Hearth and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in a five-week food-based cleanse. Discover how good you can feel when you remove sugar from your diet, and the even keel you experience when you get off of the blood sugar rollercoaster. 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 healthy 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. 

 

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.

 

Ancestral Diets Day-long Intensive (2/10/18, 9:15am-3:00pm)

5 hours of instruction + lunch

$60.00

Three Stone Hearth co-founder and Mission Fairy Jessica Prentice offers a day-long exploration of the nutritional philosophy that underlies all our work: The Nutritional Wisdom of Ancestral Diets.

Jessica will cover:

• The studies and travels of Weston A. Price

• The eleven characteristics of ancestral diets that kept people healthy for thousands of years before industrialization

• Culturing and fermenting foods to increase enzymes and probiotic activity

• Processing grains and other seed foods to maximize nutritional benefit

• Sourcing meat, dairy and eggs from pasture-raised animals, and working with the whole animal, from nose to tail

• Incorporating traditional fats and Omega 3 fatty acids, and why they are so important to our health

This day-long intensive will take place at Three Stone Hearth, 1581 University Ave. Students will join TSH staff for lunch at midday, and have the opportunity to shop in our store during breaks.

Jessica Prentice, co-founder of Three Stone Hearth, has been studying ancestral diets for over a decade. She is the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection and co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel. She also coined the word “locavore.”

 

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.

Kraut Making 101 (1/20/18, 10am - 12pm)

1 class (2 hours)

$55.00

By what magic does salt preserve fresh vegetables and turn them into probiotic nutritional powerhouses? In this class, Three Stone Hearth’s lead fermenter and resident pickle master Andy Renard will reveal and revel in the tradition and craft of sauerkraut-making, as well as the science and nutrition behind it. This hands-on experience will teach you how to prepare delicious, live culture sauerkraut, as well as a "how to" on making your own DIY fermentation vessels for pennies on the dollar. Plus you’ll go home with a gallon jar of your own artisanal creation!

Andrew Renard has been making creative and delicious fermented foods and drinks for more than a decade. Always eager to try new things, his constantly evolving creations have added richness to our lineup of naturally fermented products. 

 

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.

 

Our Bodies and Food: Steps Toward a Healing Relationship (3/14-3/28, 5:30-7:30pm)

3 weeks, 1 class per week (2 hours)

$90.00

This three-week series is an introduction to building a new relationship with mind, body, and food. We will explore ways of tuning into the wisdom of our bodies to discover what foods are good for us. The meetings will be experiential in nature, with topics determined by participants based on the needs and issues arising in the space that we will be holding for each other. As this is the first-time offering this series, if there is interest to continue, we will extend the length of the series.

Topics for this class might include:

1) Social beliefs and their impact on our self-worth

2) The nervous system and memory (of our lineage) held in our cells

3) Information and resources to heal from emotional eating habits

4) Ancient Hawaiian technique of forgiveness: "Hoo'ponopono"

5) Guided meditation

6) The chemistry of cravings and allergens in our body

6) Intuitive tools to "listen" to the body and the Higher Self

 

Rupam is an ordained minister through The Center for Spiritual Healing of Marin County. She comes from a long lineage of healers and medicine-makers in Germany, stretching back 13 generations. She has created her own line of herbal remedies and self-care products, and has given many classes and workshops at Three Stone hearth over the years. Rupam is passionate about supporting and empowering others on their path to self-healing.

 

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.

Week-Long Kitchen & Business Intensive - Deposit (5/23/18 - 5/29/18)

Deposit for 6.5 days

$150.00

Have you wondered what goes into creating the products we offer at Three Stone Hearth? Would you like to learn more about our cooperative business model? This week-long intensive is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the work and culture of our Community Supported Kitchen. The session includes six and a-half days of classes, presentations and hands-on learning. Best part: a nutrient-dense communal lunch with our staff is included each day.

The learning objectives and opportunities include:

  • Three Stone Hearth’s business model, including history, organizational governance, operations, and finances.

  • The tools and skills required to run a Community-Supported Kitchen.

  • The principles underlying our model:

    • The nutritional principles of traditional diets

    • The economic principles of worker cooperatives

    • The organizational principles of our governance system, Holacracy, and of self-managing and self-organizing approaches in general.

  • Hands-on experience in the kitchen. Learn how to cook community-scale recipes following a traditional diets approach.

  • Connecting with others who are interested in the model, as well as with those of us who have made this our livelihood.

We ask you to make a $150 deposit to save your spot by registering through our web site. You will receive more information regarding due dates once we have a minimum of five people registered for the intensive. Please don’t make any travel arrangements before we confirm with you and read our FAQ document on our education page. If you have any questions, please email us at education@threestonehearth.com.

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 Co-Founder Jessica Prentice (or another Co-Founder or staff-member by special arrangement). Up to four people can be accommodated in this arrangement. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Jessica contact us first at info@threestonehearth.com to arrange for a time slot. 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 one-hour consultations with Co-Founder Jessica Prentice (or another Co-Founder or staff-member by special arrangement). If you would like to schedule an appointment with Jessica contact us first at info@threestonehearth.com to arrange for a time slot. Remote consultations can be via Skype or telephone. Once an arrangement has been made, you can return to this menu to pay the consultation fee.