Classes, Events & Workshops

It's PICNIC season at Vashon's original general store and farm. Join us with your family, visitors and friends for a family day on the grounds, pick fresh berries (coming in two weeks*!), and enjoy 10 acres land to explore and roam. Free parking.

*subject to Mother Nature


TO SIGN UP: Class registration details below.  For classes marked "Register at store", call the front counter at 206-463-3655 or come by the store.  No online registration unless listed otherwise.  

Feb 26, 2pm Vashon's Winter Birds with Adria Magrath and Little Bird Gardens.  Information on winter birds on Vashon plus practical information for folks on what they can do to support birds in their yards. Free. Register at store.

POSTPONED - Bird Boxes & Houses with Steve Caldwell of Audubon Society. Basics of providing housing to wild birds including building for specific species, cleaning, and maintaining. Free. Register at store.

April 3, 11am-12:30pm Pruning Workshop with Kim Cantrell of Little Bird Gardens.  Focuses on good pruning practices and proper tools. With Adria Magrath.  Tools provided.  $25.  Register at

April 16, 11am-12pm Basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with Susan Carper. Learn how to increase the health of your garden and the types of control in an Integrated pest management system.  $5. Register at store.
About the instructor: Susan Carper from Little Bird Gardens has been studying and growing plants for the past 30 years. Her passion is in garden design and PNW natives and she comes to us with a background in Integrative pest management and disease management. She is also available for hire with diagnosing disease and pest damage on your property.
May 5, 12pm, Foraging SnackWalk with Adria.  Learn foraging, plant identification, and put it into practice on this active session.  Safety considerations, holistic health integration and what's available right now on Vashon Island to eat! Walking over terrain involved, so proper shoes/stabilization necessary. Registration Required - at the front register or call the store. $5 - all ages.

May 7, 4-5pm Mother's Day Terrarium Workshop with Michelle Johnson.  Mommy and me workshop to build a take-home terrarium.  Supplies provided. $45. Registration Required, at or at store.

May 21, 11am-12pm Lawns Meadows and Lawn Alternatives with John Coghlan of Home Grown Organics.  Learn basic steps to natural lawn care and alternative options to a traditional lawn. $25.  Registration Required, at store.

July 2022 (exact dates TBA) Landscape Painting/Plein Aire.  Weekend workshop for painters; outdoors. Price TBD.  Registration Required, at store.


Attendees and Guests agree to follow current King County and WA State Covid-19 guidelines:  

Participants must agree to stay home if they have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell - regardless of Covid testing results or vaccination status.

Participants should be current on vaccinations and agree to social distancing except within their family pod.

Masks are encouraged while participating in indoor and outdoor events, but is up to you.  We respect your choice.

We are always looking for interesting workshop ideas and engaging instructors!  If you have some ideas or have an instructor to recommend please contact us and share.

We love to offer a variety of workshops in the following areas and hopefully more!

  • Fiber Arts
  • Herbalism
  • Birding
  • Crafts
  • Farm/garden
  • Book Arts
  • Holiday