Briarpatch Co-op Cooking Classes: Food as Medicine: Ayurvedic Cooking for August

AUGUST 28, 6:00-8:00PM

with Gwen Diaz, CAS

The cool nights return in August and might catch you off guard with chilly nights and early mornings while the days are still hot.  August can add up to electrolyte depletion, causing dryness. Your body recognizes that fall is coming and slurps up fat from your blood to insulate the skin for cooler times ahead. This makes it harder for your body to hold onto moisture. Altogether dry air and these internal factors can lead to internal and external dryness, just like the environment.  In this class we’ll talk about these factors as well as harvesting the abundance of summer and to moisten our bodies for the coming fall. In honor of our bodies, the coming change of season, and back to school we’ll make colorful pizzas with local tomatoes, blackberries, veggies and goat milk cheese.


Cost: $35.00

Please pre-register and prepay for classes. To pay online, click the orange text or button for each class. To register and pay with cash or check, contact us at or (530) 272-5333 ext. 134. We hope to see you at a class soon. Please sign up 48 hours in advance of the class you would like to take, so we know how many to shop for. Thank you!

Cooking Classes


SEVERAL PRICE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. We have two options for Cooking Class registration, General Admission is $35, the price is $45 for our Benefactor Level (Benefactors support our Kitchen Kindness tickets!).

In addition, if you’re a Co-op Owner use the code OWNER at check out to receive a $5 discount. If you want to receive the $15 Kitchen Kindness discount use the code KINDNESS.