Are you hosting an event, festival or meet-up related to food, local circles of profit, growing, farmers, or sustainability? Let us know and if there is a way we can help, teach, speak, or contribute to your event we'd love to. [email]
Interested in having an abunndant backyard garden or learning about making and preserving food, or avoiding chemicals that negatively affect personal heath and the environment? Then, Click Here to learn more about workshops offered by the Sustainable Living Association.
Thursday's nights from 6:30-9. 1st Thursday - How to Bead with Alice Howe, $5.00 for supplies. 2nd Thursday - FREE Crochet Circle Night. 3rd Thursday - Pinterest Inspired Recycled Crafting Class, $5.00 for supplies. 4th Thursday - FREE Jewellery Circle. Follow our classes on Facebook or at cafestarrynight.com
Come check out the Downtown Artery's new Acoustic Showcase Series sponsored by Scene Magazine every Friday!
Earth Week Member-Owner Appreciation Sale
Member-Owners save 10% for an entire week! From Sunday, April 19th-Saturday, April 25th, Member-Owners will save 10% off their purchase (sale excludes sale items, special orders and discounted items)
Food Cooperative Town Hall Meeting
Curious about what happens behind the scenes of the Food Cooperative? Join us for our Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 30th, 2015. Held at the FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple Street from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Get updates on our expansion plans from our Board of Directors and financial updates from our General Manager. Bring your questions, comments and concerns! It's your store...we want to hear what you have to say.
Enjoy free snacks and beverages provided by the Food Cooperative and the Foco Cafe.
Ask the Doc
Do you have questions about your supplements or about improving your health with natural supplements, natural treatments or diets? Joan Waters, a local naturopathic doctor who will be available at the Food Co-op on Wednesday, February 18th, Wednesday March 18th, and April 29th from 11am to 2pm to discuss all your supplement questions you may have. Feel Free to stop in during these times.
Joan is in private general practice in Fort Collins with emphases on gastrointestinal disorders and the naturopathic treatment of Lyme disease. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Concurrent with other treatments, she works to optimize her patient.
Food for Thought Film Series
Join us for our Free Food For Thought Film Series presented by The Fort Collins Food Cooperative and The Growing Project. Screening will be held at Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason Street from 6pm-8pm. We will be showing Power of Community with a panel discussion following the film. Our panel of local experts include Sebastian Africano of Trees Water People and Patrick Padden of Padden Permaculture.
The film: When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living.
Member - Owners save 10% during the entire day of the Foodie Walk. Offer excludes preexisting discounted and sale items. For a complete list of participating businesses visit: Foodie Walk.Com
Charity of the Month
Organizers Jeff Steckler and Charlie Wildman plan to shred bicycles from our favorite bluegrass festival on the east coast (DelFest, in Cumberland, Maryland) to our favorite (and Mecca of) bluegrass festivals in the Rockies - the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO. The plan is to complete the 2,000+ mile journey in +/- 25 days, with the purpose of raising funds and awareness for New-Orleans-based 501-(c)(3) Chase Your Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to make life better for those that have suffered a debilitating injury or injuries.