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OLYMPIA, WA

2326 4TH Ave E

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Special Hours til further notice:

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm Sunday: 12-5pm

Our team of knowledgeable professionals are skilled in a variety of areas and love sharing their skills with members of our community.   We offer a variety of classes and events throughout the year! Check out our calendar of events listed below or give us a call to find out more!

Join us for one of our classes! Register in store or by phone 360-972-2993!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2020!  

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Please come into the store or call 360-972-2993 to register.

Watch this spot for online registration coming soon!  

Payment is due at the time of pre-registration.

**All classes subject to 7 person minimum enrollment.  Full refunds will be issued if any class is cancelled .**

Two day notification must be given to receive refund for cancellation

 

SOAPMAKING! Sunday March 1st, 1-3pm

$15 per person, plus $10 materials fee

Back by popular demand! This is a hands-on milk soap making workshop!  Discover the basics of cold process soap, and observe a comprehensive step-by-step soap making tutorial.  You will be taking home a corresponding checklist of materials, FAQ’S, and a recipe to help you begin your own soap making success safely and effectively at home, as well as have the opportunity to take home your own mold and fresh soap from the workshop. Taught by Lydia Tevis of Harmony Heritage Farms, a five generation farm in Mossyrock, WA.

***Class is Full***

 

FERMENTATION! Sunday March 8th, 12-2pm

$15 per person plus $10 materials fee

This class will cover an overview of several fermented goodies taught by locally certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and small acreage farmer Melissa Burgess. Learn about Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Sauerkraut, and lacto-fermented veggies. Every participant will go home with a jar of sauerkraut, some additional items, and printed materials! Please bring 2 quart or half gallon jar to take your kraut home. Two jars are better then one! You can also purchase your jars upon arriving for the class.

***Class is Full***

 

HATCH TO HEN! Sunday March 22, 12-2pm

$15 per person

This class will cover everything you need to know about raising your chickens from cute little chick to egg-producing hen! If you've ever wanted to keep chickens, but aren't sure where to begin, this class will give you the info and the confidence you need to get started!

Taught by Beverly King

 

Year-Round Gardening!  Sunday Mar 29, 12-2pm

$15 per person

This class will cover all the basics of planning and planting for a continuous organic harvest in our area!  Learn all about how you can have fresh veggies in every season! This comprehensive class is not to be missed! Taught by Eastside Urban owner Brighida deVargas, with over 25 years of agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design experience.

***Class is Full***

 

FERMENTATION! Sunday April 5, 12-2pm

cancelled

This class will cover an overview of several fermented goodies taught by locally certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and small acreage farmer Melissa Burgess. Learn about Kombucha, Milk Kefir, Sauerkraut, and lacto-fermented veggies. Every participant will go home with a jar of sauerkraut, some additional items, and printed materials! Please bring 2 quart or half gallon jar to take your kraut home. Two jars are better then one! You can also purchase your jars upon arriving for the class.

***Class is Full***

 

Make Milk-Based Soap! Sunday April 19,

cancelled

Back by popular demand! This is a hands-on milk soap making workshop!  Discover the basics of cold process soap, and observe a comprehensive step-by-step soap making tutorial.  You will be taking home a corresponding checklist of materials, FAQ’S, and a recipe to help you begin your own soap making success safely and effectively at home, as well as have the opportunity to take home your own mold and fresh soap from the workshop. Taught by Lydia Tevis of Harmony Heritage Farms, a five generation farm in Mossyrock, WA.

***Class is Full***

 

Year-Round Gardening!  Sunday April 26, 12-2pm

cancelled

This class will cover all the basics of planning and planting for a continuous organic harvest in our area!  Learn all about how you can have fresh veggies in every season! This comprehensive class is not to be missed! Taught by Eastside Urban owner Brighida deVargas, with over 25 years of agriculture, horticulture, and landscape design experience.

 

Coming Soon:

BERRIES 101

WINE MAKING, INCLUDING FRUIT WINES

GARDENING WITH CHICKENS

MICROBIOME: SOIL AND YOUR HEALTH

VERMICOMPOSTING

LAMB AND KIDDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OUR UPSTAIRS AREA now includes:

CLASSROOM EDUCATION SPACE

BEEKEEPING & NATIVE BEE SUPPLIES

UNUSUAL HOUSEPLANTS

SAUSAGE MAKING

CHEESEMAKING

CANDLEMAKING

SOAPMAKING

WINEMAKING, BREWING, CIDERING

BULK HONEY: 3 varieties PacificNW Raw

honey by the pound!

PLUS MORE!!

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SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID 19

Eastside Urban Farm & Garden Center is committed to helping our community pull through this difficult time, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for both our customers and staff. In addition to our regular healthy workplace policies, we’ve implemented a series of new measures in our store to increase the protection to both staff and customers in response to the Covid 19 virus outbreak:

 

Disinfection of keypads, registers, countertops after each transaction. Hand sanitizer and gloves are available (and encouraged) for customer use at every register. Disinfection of commonly touched surfaces multiple times per day, and entire store every day.

 

Occupancy Limits in store and on site: We are asking that no more than 1 family member enter our store at any time. We will ask you to wait outside if capacity is exceeded. Parents, please leave your children at home. Single parents with no childcare options, please see our curbside pickup service below.

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  • We ask customers to please wear masks on site, and maintain 6ft distancing from staff and each other. Eastside Urban staff wears masks and gloves at all times. Like many other essential workers, we interact with the public every day and ask that you help keep us and others safe by wearing personal protective gear on site. Thank you.

 

Staff will be practicing distancing from customers on site, so please understand that normal levels of customer service and conversation will be suspended as we work to insure the safety of staff as well as customers.

 

•We are suspending all classes and workshops until further notice. Our hope is to reschedule classes later in the year, based on Department of Health/CDC  guidelines/clearance.

 

Curbside pickup, available Monday – Friday ONLY:  we are able to deliver your order out to your car so you don’t need to come in the store!

Our curbside service is available for seniors over 65, those with health conditions, and single parents with no childcare Monday through Friday only, as weekends are just too busy for us at present. Curbside service is not available for live animals.

 

How it works:

Please email us ( eastsideurbanfarmandgarden@gmail.com ) a general list of the items you are looking for.

 

Please allow 48 hrs for us to get back to you. If you contact us Friday- Sunday, we probably won’t be able to get back to you until Monday or Tuesday.

(**Please do not call our phone line to leave a voice mail, as our phones are overwhelmed at this time. )

 

We will email you back with what we have or any necessary substitutions.

When you've given the OK, and you're ready to proceed we will give you a call (please leave your phone number in your email), and take pre-payment over the phone so you don't have to come in. We will email you your receipt. Later that same day you can come by the store, call us (we have a separate dedicated line for this) to let us know where you are parked, and we will bring your order out to your car. Easy peasy!

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  • For folks that don't fall into the above categories, or can have a family member pick up for you, we are operating an outdoor register with lots of room.

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  • We have gloves and sanitizer available for customers at each register, and encourage folks to maintain as much distance from each other as possible.  

 

 

•Again, we have opened an outdoor register which allows for greater social distancing in our large outdoor nursery area. The outdoor register is able to process any type of transaction, and customers can purchase any product there.

 

•Changes to our weekly hours:  Sundays open 12-5pm, Monday through Saturday: 10am-5:30pm. Until further notice.

 

•We have registered with the State of Washington Emergency Management Division as an Essential Business in the Agriculture and Food Sector, and will continue to stay open throughout the duration of this crisis, and throughout any Shelter in Place order.  

 

We recognize that continuing to provide animal feed, vegetable starts, and gardening/farming supplies is crucial to insure the health, well-being and resilience of our families, farms, and livestock.  We are working closely with our suppliers to insure adequate supplies now and moving forward.  

 

**Due to recent “panic buying” activity related to CHICKS and LIVESTOCK, we are asking all customers interested in purchasing livestock to go to our "Products: Livestock" section on this website to view our new policies.  ***

 

Our community is full of wonderful people willing to work together to insure the common good, to help their neighbors in need, and to keep our food system strong! Let’s work together now more than ever to keep each other safe, and to keep our communities resilient. Thank you for your support!