Co-ops For Community

January 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
This month, in addition to rounding up at the register, you can help our January Give Where You Live partner, The Nest, by donating a bag of groceries. To do so, just grab a tag from our Co-ops For Community display table next time you're shopping. Donating groceries to a family in need is as easy as paying $20 at checkout. Greater Kentucky Credit Union will match the first 65 donations in honor of their 65th anniversary.

Ditch the Diet; Find Food Peace Part 2

January 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
This second class in the three-part series will explore the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating which include ditching the diet mentality, discovering satisfaction, and making peace with food. Participants will spend an hour unpacking what it means to move away from yo-yo dieting and weight cycling toward a better way of eating with self-compassion and care. The class is broken into three parts. The first happened January 10th and the third will happen on and March 7. Different principles will be discussed in each session, so participation in one, two, or all three is welcome. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kathryn Dickens is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as well as the Sampling Coordinator at Good Foods Co-op. She is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationships with food and body so they can live their fullest life now. Annie Koempel is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has played many roles as an RDN including program manager, nutrition instructor, tutor and counselor. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $8 for Owners. Both can be purchased on the Eventbrite website or in person at our Hospitality Desk.

February Sampling Saturday

February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Come try some hemp products, hummus, ice cream, ancient grain drink, coffee and more AND, because they're all made locally, you can meet the people who make them!

Finding the Love of Your Life

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
The middle of February can be a challenging time for those who are single. Instead of mourning the loss of love or simply the lack of it, this class will focus on not simply finding a relationship, but making sure you end up in the RIGHT relationship for you.


Dr. James Stillwell will be presenting content from the book "Finding the Love of Your Life" written by Dr. Neil Clark Warren (founder of eharmony.com).

This 90-minute workshop will focus on:

1. Things to look for and be aware of in your search for the mate / life partner who is right for you
2. Things to keep in mind to help your love last a lifetime

The objective for this presentation is to leave attendees with both the motivation and direction needed to have a successful romantic relationship.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for Co-op Owners, and can be purchased at the Hospitality Desk or online on Eventbrite.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr. James Stillwell has led workshops for over 3,000 single adults for the past 25 years. As a Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor he has helped hundreds of individuals and couples work on their relationships.
He has been a regular on the Jack Patti show on WVLK-AM and on the ABC36 noon show, MidDay Kentucky, sharing his wisdom across Central Kentucky and around the world through his Dr. James Stillwell Ministries Facebook page.
Dr. Stillwell has taken hundreds of couples through relationship check-ups such as PREPARE-ENRICH and the Gottman Relationship Check-up, and has led several marriage retreats around Kentucky.
He has been a regular writer for several years for the Western Recorder statewide newspaper, and was the first President of Bluegrass Healthy Marriages, a program that received a million dollar grant to help marriages in Central Kentucky. In addition to his counseling training through the Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, Dr. Stillwell has two master’s degrees and a doctorate. His doctoral research project was about helping young adults who are children of divorce.
This will be Dr. Stillwell’s second workshop for the Co-op. Dr. Stillwell is a full time counselor, with office hours in Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville. Dr. Stillwell has been married to his wife, Vivian, for 38 years, has four children and three grandchildren. Dr. Stillwell currently leads his Divorce Recovery Workshop in Frankfort/Midway.

Organic Gardening- Remembering the Fish

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Learn how you can grow your vegetables the natural way. Casey County farmer Jerome Lange will be teaching "The Seven Keys" of organic gardening from his book of the same name. Through mastery of The Seven Keys, not only can most gardening problems be solved, but the earth, as well as the people who enjoy eating the crops, can be nourished in the process. Jerome has been vegetable farming for 42 years. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $8 for Owners. Both can be purchased on the Eventbrite website or in person at our Hospitality Desk.

Different People, Different Diets

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Vegan? Paleo? Ornish or Atkins? Some nutritional experts say that all humans should follow a high meat, high animal fat diet; others, one emphasizing plant foods; still others, a more balanced “Mediterranean” type diet. Not only can these conflicting opinions lead to confusion among those trying to improve their health, many end up on a diet that just isn’t right for them. In this lecture, Dr. Isaacs will review the work of such pioneers as Dr. Weston Price, who showed that traditional groups of humans thrived on many different types of diets; Dr. Francis Pottenger, who demonstrated the effect of nutrients on the nervous system; and Dr. William Donald Kelley, who synthesized the work of these researchers into a coherent plan of individualized dietary and supplement prescriptions. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine. For the past 25 years she has been using nutritional protocols to treat patients with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. She has written papers published in the journals Nutrition and Cancer and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and is the co-author, with the late Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, of the book The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer. General Admission tickets are $12 and Owner tickets are $10. Both can be purchased online at Eventbrite or in person at our Hospitality Desk.

Ditch the Diet; Find Food Peace Part 3

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
This third class in the three-part series will explore the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating which include ditching the diet mentality, discovering satisfaction, and making peace with food. Participants will spend an hour unpacking what it means to move away from yo-yo dieting and weight cycling toward a better way of eating with self-compassion and care. The class is broken into three parts. Different principles will be discussed in each session, so participation in one, two, or all three is welcome. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kathryn Dickens is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as well as the Sampling Coordinator at Good Foods Co-op. She is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationships with food and body so they can live their fullest life now. Annie Koempel is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has played many roles as an RDN including program manager, nutrition instructor, tutor and counselor. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $8 for Owners. Both can be purchased on the Eventbrite website or in person at our Hospitality Desk.

Shop Your Co-op (on a Budget)

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
In this interactive class, you'll learn secrets to Co-op shopping success that include why labels are important, how to utilize our Four Ways to Save, and ways to tell you're getting the best value. We'll be going on a tour of the store in search of deals and we'll have question and answer time at the end. This class is free, but registration is required and if fewer than eight people are registered by the day prior to the scheduled time, the class will be cancelled. You can register here or in person at our Hospitality Desk. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Amy is the Owner Services and Outreach Coordinator at Good Foods and is a big fan of not spending a stupid amount of money on groceries.

Owner Appreciation Days

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 16, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Mark your calendars for our TWO Owner Appreciation Day periods for 2018 where owners can save 20% off ALL PURCHASES. The periods will run April 13 - 16 and September 14 - 17.
Special orders may be placed before or during OAD but must be paid for during the OAD period to receive the 20% discount.

Gardening for the Living Landscape

April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

In this class participants will learn about what it takes to create a pollinator and wildlife garden. We will cover topics such as:

-What is a living landscape?

-How to choose plants for your garden and what to look for when purchasing

-How to attract bees, butterflies, and birds

-What are invasive plants and what we can do about them

Students will learn how to plant plants in their gardens that will benefit our pollinators- and to create something interesting humans will enjoy too!

  ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Katrina Kelly owns a landscape design business, EARTHeim, which specializes in using native plants to create pollinator and wildlife gardens. Katrina also teaches community classes through the OLLI program at UK. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for Co-op owners, and can be purchased in-store at our Hospitality Desk or online at Eventbrite.