CANCELED-Savoring Your Words: Writing Your Food Traditions

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Learn how to convey the most elemental of experiences in words that will be savored long after your work is read. We’ll read compelling food narratives and give you the ingredients to create essays that capture your food heritage. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Birkett Morris has written about food for Cooking Light, The National Culinary Review, NPR’s Kitchen Window, Gastronomica, Alimentum, and The Courier-Journal. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for owners and can be purchased here.

CANCELED: Owner Town Hall Meeting

April 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - April 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
UPDATE: Due to social distancing recommendations, we will be combining our Owner Town Hall Meeting and Annual Owners Meeting into one remotely held meeting, happening during our originally scheduled date and time for the Annual Owners Meeting: April 26, 3-5 pm. Please visit the event page for our Annual Owners Meeting for updates.
______________________________________ Our spring Owner Town Hall Meeting will be taking place Saturday, April 18, 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!

POSTPONED-Attracting Pollinators

April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Nothing is more enjoyable than being outside and seeing a big colorful butterfly drinking nectar on a flower. Butterflies are a great way to get children and adults alike interested in learning about nature. However, there are a lot of things about their lives we may not know about. Where do butterflies go in the winter? What is a native bee and how are they different from honeybees? What are the best plants to attract pollinators? In this class, you'll get the answers to these questions plus much more. The main focus will be on butterfly and bee pollinators and what we can do in our own gardens to benefit them. Learn about specific plants that will attract certain species to your garden, such as the tiger swallowtail. The best garden maintenance practices will help you attract more of these wonderful species. 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 and $8 for owners and can be purchased here.

HAPPENING REMOTELY: Annual Owners Meeting

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - April 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
UPDATE: Due to social distancing recommendations, we will be combining our Owner Town Hall Meeting and Annual Owners Meeting into one remotely held meeting, happening during our originally scheduled date and time for the Annual Owners Meeting: April 26, 3-5 pm. Please check back here for more updates as the date approaches. ___________________________________________________________ Join us for food, fun and community! The Board of Directors and your General Manager will share some notes including financial updates, a bit of Co-op history and we'll announce your new Board representatives and Give Where You Live partners in a short program. The rest of the time is yours to meet your co-owners, enjoy samples from some of our local vendors and get to know a few of the organizations that make our community awesome! Grab a "passport" at check-in and visit each table. Your completed passport can be entered to win some awesome door prizes. This celebration is free and family-friendly, but we do ask you to register ahead of time. Owners are invited to stick around after the party for a more detailed review of our financials, happening in the Community Room 5-5:30 pm.
Let us know if you can make it! RSVP here.

Writing the Life You’ve Lived

April 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
This course is aimed at women over 50 who perhaps never thought of writing their stories but are intrigued by the possibilities of gaining greater strength and resilience in challenging times. Join us for an engaging and fun exercise by exploring your amazing life and purpose through writing. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Being well over 50 and having experienced life learning lessons through adversity, Sylvia Lovely has written her own story as a witness to a life with moments of crushing defeat and ultimately triumph. Tickets for this class are $15 for general admission and $13 for owners and can be purchased here.

Gardening With Chickens

May 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - May 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Can chickens and gardens coexist? Not only can they, but they can benefit each other with enough forethought and planning. Learn what kinds of plants are good for chickens, how chickens can help your garden, and techniques for protecting your plants from scratching and pecking. Chicken keepers will learn the value and potential pitfalls of letting chickens into the garden with tips and techniques for effectively gardening with and for your chickens. 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. General admission tickets are $7 and owner tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Laughter Yoga

May 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - May 13, 2020 @ 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 lie 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!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jaime is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and has taught for three years.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for owners and can be purchased here.