Self-Help Hand Reflexology

October 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - October 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
This afternoon class will answer all your questions about hand reflexology. You'll be able to watch demonstrations and get hands-on experience. Go home armed with personal knowledge on how to help yourself feel more relaxed. Bring a friend so you can practice working on each other for greater benefit. This is a beginners class, so those brand new to reflexology and those seeking solutions for particular problems are welcome! Students should bring hand wipes, a wooden spoon, a towel and a golf ball (optional) with them to the class. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $10 for owners, $12 for general admission. This class size is limited to allow for one-on-one attention, so get your ticket today! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Julie E. Brent has been practicing and teaching self-help reflexology since 1986, when she studied with the International Institute of Reflexology.

SOLD OUT – Fall Planting Workshop: Planning Your Butterfly Garden

October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Fall just happens to be a wonderful time to plants trees! Trees add an average of 10-20% to a property's value. They also provide food and shelter for butterflies, pollinators, and baby hummingbirds. In this workshop,we will explore these connections and how to build them into your garden. Participants will each receive an acorn and we'll learn how to grow a mighty oak from this tiny seed. Students will learn: 1) The important but often unrecognized connection between native trees, pollinators, butterflies, and birds. 2) The extensive ecological and monetary value of trees when adding them to our homes, gardens, parks, farms, and green spaces. 3) Where to find tools and resources that are available for free online for learning more about the specific benefits of a tree that you plant. 4) How to grow a mighty oak from a tiny acorn. This class is FREE, but spots are limited. Please make sure to reserve your ticket either through Eventbrite or at our Hospitality Desk.  

About the instructors:

Connie May has a degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and owns a small landscape company that designs mini-ecosystems. As Connie says, "We plant. The birds and bees visit the flowers and trees. The humans fall in love with them. Native landscapes make the world a happier, healthier place." Laura Greenfield has a degree in Geography from the University of Kentucky and manages Oakland Farm Trees, a native tree nursery in Paris, Kentucky. Laura also makes maps, some of which have visualized the extensive benefits of tree canopy. For her, native Kentucky trees are symbols of strength, beauty, and resilience. Both Connie and Laura believe planting trees is as important as recycling - and can be a whole lot more fun!

Vegan Nepal presents “Vegan Cooking with Kids”

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
This is a wonderful class for parents and kids to do together! Participants will be guided through the process of preparing a healthy vegan lunch in just 10 minutes. All ages will learn at least 4 different ways to make a delicious and easy lunch. While they cook, they'll also learn about a variety of fruits and vegetables and why each is important. The class will include instruction on a few simple and safe knife skills. Tickets will need to be purchased for each participant and children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $8 for owners, $10 for general admission.

About the instructor:

Babita Shrestha 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."

Thanksgiving Sampling: Three Days, Three Ways

November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Whether you want to explore new twists on old traditions, check out some alternative options to your favorite fare, or just try some really good food, we have you covered with our three-day extravaganza. Here are the samples you can expect at our FREE event: 5:00-7:00pm Friday, November 3rd (plant-based day): bleu-cheese-optional Brussels sprouts, spiced cider, vegan "turkey" and vegan pumpkin pie. 11:00am-2:00pm Saturday, November 4th : turkey, mashed potatoes, baked brie, cranberry sauce and pumpkin mousse AND some of our local vendors will be joining us with offerings of their food and drink with a holiday twist. 11:00am-2:00pm Sunday, November 5th: ham, sweet potatoes, cheeseball, bacon-wrapped smokies, sparkling cider

Loss & the Holidays

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 8, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Are you dealing with the first Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s after a loved one’s death, after a divorce, or the loss of a job or other significant relationship? Dr. James Stillwell will help you navigate the treacherous waters of grief and loss with coping strategies for how to make the holidays something to look forward to, not to dread. Participants will leave this class equipped with tools for navigating the personal and societal challenges of the annual, family-oriented Holidays while dealing with significant loss/losses. Students will have the option to purchase the book, A Decembered Grief by Harold Ivan Smith, for $10 at the class. Please bring cash or check. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at our Hospitality Desk and are $10 for general admission, $8 for Co-op owners. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Dr. James Stillwell has spent more than 25 years helping people cope with the loss of a spouse, marriage, significant partner, job/career, or special friend. Dr. Stillwell brings a unique skill set as a speaker/counselor to help you feel that you are not alone as you face “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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.