Chicken Nutrition: Feeding Your Chickens for Productivity and Longevity

September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - September 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Chickens can and will live a long, happy and productive life with proper care and nutrition. In this class, participants will learn the essentials of chicken health and how to make sure they get what they need. Included will be alternatives for feeding your hens that could keep down the feed bill.
 
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion.
Tickets are $5 for owners and $7 for general admission and can be purchased here.

$5 Community Dinners

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - September 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Dinner should be for relaxing, socializing and enjoying great food together. Don't worry about cooking and cleaning, come eat with us and our Co-op community!   Bring family, friends and neighbors for a delicious, made-from-scratch meal in our café. Enjoy everything on our hot bar—for just $5 a pound!   Our kitchen will be whipping up a southern soul food menu for September's dinner which will include stick-to-your-ribs favorites like collard greens, mashed potatoes and white gravy, vegan hoppin' John, mac and cheese, wheat-free fried catfish, smothered chicken and much more!   This monthly meal has been extended through the end of the year, so join us for a great deal and a family-friendly meal from 5-9 pm.

Carnegie at the Co-op: Writing for Healing

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Develop a rigorous practice of writing to confront, comfort, and overcome the emotional pain that eventually settles upon us during a life lived to its fullest. Using timed writings, you will write and share work in class, develop deep listening skills, and cultivate the ability to respond to the work of other writers. Not everything that gets written becomes a poem or narrative. However, everything that gets written gives us a deeper glimpse into who we are and what we have to share. This three-part class meets on Wednesday, October 2, Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 16. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $39 for owners and can be purchased here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski is a writer, artist, and publisher, and she received her MFA in writing at Spalding University in Louisville.

Bulk Up Sale

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Mark your calendars and clear some space in your pantry! Save 30% off all bulk foods (including coffees, teas, herbs & spices) and up to 55% off staple items by the case.
We are now accepting pre-orders on our current selection of bulk food offerings by the bag/case. Orders can be made until September 30th at our Hospitality Desk. For the order to qualify for the 30% off discount it must be picked up and paid for during the sale (October 11-13). Pre-orders will also require a non-refundable deposit when the order is placed ($20 for bulk grocery items, $10 for bulk herbs, spices and teas) that will be deducted from the transaction total at the time of pickup/purchase. Along with our amazing bulk offerings, shoppers will enjoy HUGE discounts on our best-selling staples by the case. Check out the wide selection of items below, or download the product sheet here. These items are not available for pre-order, but will be offered first come, first served.
  This amazing sale runs October 11-13 only, while supplies last. No rainchecks, special orders or holds. Item availability subject to supplier availability at time of sale. Come early to guarantee the best selection!    

Owner Town Hall Meeting

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Our fall Owner Town Hall Meeting will be taking place Saturday, October 12, 2-4 pm in the Community Room.
 
Members of our Board will be there to answer questions and lead discussions. Please join us and be part of the Co-op's democratic process!

Know Your Co-op

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Whether you're new to shopping your Co-op or you just want to see if you can find out some new secrets, we have you covered. The goal of this interactive class is to show you how you can most effectively take part in all your Co-op has to offer and will be largely tour-based. We'll go over what makes a co-op different than other businesses, show you how to spot deals, let you know where to look for your favorite products and more. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in addition to being a Master of the Front End at Good Foods, so she knows pretty much everything. Amy has transitioned from shopper to owner to Owner Services and Outreach Coordinator over the past decade and her hair is full of secrets. Tickets are $2 for owners and $4 for general admission and can be purchased here.  

Considering the Chicken Coop

October 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
How to house your chickens safely and effectively is one of the most important considerations in chicken keeping. Correct sizing, materials, and placement are all important considerations along with the comfort and ease with which you, the chicken-keeper, can successfully accomplish your duties. This workshop will cover all the bases when it comes to building or buying a chicken coop. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion.
Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for owners and can be purchased here.

Laughter Yoga

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for laughter yoga and laugh as you've never laughed before. No flexibility or sense of humor required!! Bring water and something to lay on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.) Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Bring a friend and share the joy of laughter! The goal is to leave feeling less stressed and more joyful while improving your overall health! General Admission tickets are $7 and Owner tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.  

Film Series – The Food Cure

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The fourth and final feature in our 2019 Film Series is "The Food Cure". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

 
Can dietary measures halt or even reverse an advanced and lethal disease? This documentary follows the extraordinary stories of six cancer patients who decide to tackle their disease with fruit and vegetables. Will lifestyle changes and a plant-based diet work where aggressive chemotherapies, targeted drugs, and high-tech medicine often fail? The film records the patients’ diverse experiences over a timespan of more than 5 years. Could lifestyle methods like these - as yet untested and unapproved by medical authorities - be the missing link?

  Watch the trailer HERE

Prepping Chickens for Winter

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - November 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Helping chickens survive and thrive during the cold winter months can be intimidating but with a few tips and tricks, your birds will remain happy and healthy. This class aims to help you keep your flock comfortable all season. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. Tickets are free but required and can be reserved here.

Chicken Babies

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Raising chicks can be greatly rewarding if you are prepared for the task. This class will cover all the essential details if you are considering starting a flock or adding to an existing flock with chicks including; purchasing considerations, breed choices, necessary equipment needs, and techniques for proper handling and care. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. Tickets are $5 for owners and $7 for general admission and can be purchased here.