GMO Crops: Scourge or Salvation?

November 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Join us for this FREE presentation on the scientific aspects of risks and benefits of GMO crops from University of Kentucky Plant Pathologist, Dr, Paul Vincelli. He'll break down the fact and fiction concerning the use of GMOs in modern agriculture. More than half of the allotted time for this class will be dedicated to answering your questions and sharing your comments. While this is a free class, space is limited, so please register if you plan to attend. You may do so on Eventbrite or at the Co-op's Hospitality Desk. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Paul Vincelli, extension professor of plant pathology and Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Kentucky, is a native of Eatontown, NJ. He received a bachelor’s degree (botany, 1981) and master’s degree (plant pathology, 1983) from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. degree (plant pathology, 1988) from Cornell University.

December Sampling Saturday

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
It's the last Sampling Saturday of 2017! Come visit with some of the people who make your food, drinks and more and try what they have to offer. We'll be joined by Sassa Bella, Victory Hemp Foods, Howard's Creek Authentic Beer Cheese, Bev's Best Brittle, City Roastery, Jūn Bug Probiotic Honey Soda, Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, Sunrise Bakery, Baqua - Ancient Grain Tisanes, Nate's Coffee, Darista Dips and more!

Mindful Holiday Eating

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Holiday food is meant to be enjoyed, but too much of it can have some unwanted side effects. This one-hour talk will help you celebrate the season's fare without going overboard by giving you the tools to mindfully manage your eating. During the class you'll find out what "mindful eating" is, get some tips for being more intentional with your eating, and put your learning into practice. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Stacy Hodges is a Lexington-based Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionist whose mantra is "Eat well, live life fully." She is the owner of Stacy Hodges, RD, a private nutrition coaching practice. She also co-founded Zaya, a new venture with a local yoga teacher, that blends mind, body and nutrition to teach others about how to live healthier lifestyles. Tickets are $13 for owners and $15 for non-owners. You can get them online at Eventbrite or in person at our Hospitality Desk.

Good Beer, Good Cheer 2017

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Raise your glasses for charity! Join us, West Sixth Brewing and Against The Grain Brewery in our cafe Friday, December 8 from 5 - 7:30 pm for a special beer tasting. Sip as you enjoy live music. A $10 donation to the GoodGiving Guide Challenge scores you 5 beer tastes from the breweries' offerings PLUS a pint glass to keep. Come drink, be merry and support local non-profits! ***All proceeds benefit the GoodGiving Challenge featuring 120 local nonprofits***

Vegan Diet 101

December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Veganism can be challenging, especially in the beginning, but little changes can make a big difference. In this class, you'll learn how to take some of the first steps to the first steps to living a plant-only lifestyle. Find out what to avoid and what to add to your diet and why each is important. The goal is to determine how to rearrange some habits in order to live healthily. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Babita is a native of Nepal. She has been cooking for over 20 years and blogging about it over the past few. She grew up taking care of her sister, brother and many cousins, so she thoroughly enjoys being a positive influence on kids. As Babita says, "they are the future and the future is plant-based." General Admission tickets are $15 and Owner tickets are $13. Both can be purchased online at Eventbrite or in person at our Hospitality Desk.