Upcoming Events at Your Co-op!

April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 PM
Parenting by Connection
Karen Bernard, EEFC Book Buyer

Family/community mediator, counselor, and certified teacher, Karen Bernard will present the basic ideas of Parenting by Connection, a series of booklets that are now available at the Co-op. This approach emphasizes listening to children’s feelings and encourages parents to develop listening partnerships with other parents. This interactive workshop will include open discussion, questions, and the opportunity to practice listening. To allow parents to share freely, this event is for adults only.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 PM
Small Space Gardening
Bob Madden, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery

Do you have a small yard, patio, porch, sidewalk, or even a window sill? Then you can garden! In this workshop, Bob Madden will cover many tactics for producing high yields of fruits and vegetables in small spaces. Strategies include using vertical space, containers, indoor growing, Bio-intensive spacing, and high fertility soil. Come learn about maximizing the growing potential of the small spaces in your garden and around your home.

This event is currently at capacity so we can no longer accept additional RSVPs.

Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 PM
Urban Biking Forum
Dan Yablonsky, BikePGH

Join us for an informal educational opportunity on the basics for confident city cycling. The Urban Biking Forum is based on the understanding that every participant comes with specific questions in mind, and also brings useful personal insights.  Through friendly discussion, participants will have their questions answered and come away with a better understanding of how people safely bike in Pittsburgh. All participants will receive a free copy of BikePGH’s Urban Biking Companion.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 PM
Sheep to Shawl
Jen Montgomery, Blackberry Meadows Farm & Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Hearken back to homesteader days at this PASA Sustainability School workshop and learn how to turn sheep’s wool from a raw material into a rustic shawl. Farmer Jen Montgomery will provide an overview of each step in this transformative process, and then demonstrate the fiber arts of carding, spinning, and knitting. Participants will be invited to try their hand at each technique if they choose. Knitters, bring your needles! A free shawl knitting pattern and fiber arts resources will be provided.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 PM
Celebrate the Rain! Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop
Nancy Martin, Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC)

Don’t miss out on an abundant, free supply of the earth’s most valuable resource–fresh, clean, rainwater! This workshop will demonstrate how to build a rain barrel that will harvest and store rainwater from your roof for use in your garden and landscape. Participants will return home with the knowledge and necessary hardware to assemble and install a rain barrel, in addition to a $10 coupon good toward the purchase of a 55-gallon drum at Penn Barrel Company.  Learn how to practice watershed protection and conservation in your own backyard.

This event costs $50/person or $55/couple (payable to PRC); contact Nancy Martin at (412) 488-7490 ext. 247 or email her at nancym@prc.org to reserve your spot!

Saturday, May 24, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Coffee Break with the Board
The Member Linkage Committee of the Board of Directors

The Member Linkage Committee of the Board of Directors is hosting “Coffee Break with the Board” from 2 – 4 PM on Saturday, May 24, in the Co-op’s Administrative Offices Training Room. Members are invited to join the Committee to share their thoughts about expansion and policy governance. The event is free and light snacks and beverages will be provided. Because seating is limited, please RSVP by calling 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot. We look forward to sharing ideas with all who are able to attend.

Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 PM
Product Sourcing Guidelines
Justin Pizzella, EEFC General Manager

Did you ever wonder how a product gets on the shelf here at the Co-op? Or why things are priced the way they are? Join Justin Pizzella, our GM, as he discusses the store’s product sourcing guidelines, especially our commitment to supplying whole, local, organic, sustainably-sourced foods to the community. He will also review our pricing strategy, and explain how this works together with the guidelines toward achieving the core values expressed in the Ends Policy Statement of our Co-op. Justin will begin with an informational presentation and then allow plenty of time for your questions.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!


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