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Just Food Co-op
Natural Foods Market & Deli
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Saturday, May 11 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Cost: $15/person
Led by Gina Love, Just Food’s Meat, Cheese and Deli Manager
Finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours and tea for mom: Invite Mom to an elegant tea in the co-op community room to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 11. Fancy hats welcome!
Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m.. Cost: FREE!
Presenter: Kathryn Schmidt majored in International Relations and minored in Latin American Studies and Mandarin at Carleton. She has been involved with Witness for Peace-Upper Midwest since interning for the Regional Organizer in the summer of 2011 and plans to pursue a career in social justice related to Latin America.
Interested in sustainable agriculture and how other countries are doing it? Cuba is world-renowned for its advances in sustainability and organic methods, and Kathryn Schmidt, 2012 Carleton grad, was able to see that firsthand on the December Witness for Peace professional organizer delegation to Cuba. Come learn about the progress Cuba has made in this field with a short documentary, pictures and stories from Kathryn, and plenty of time for discussion!
Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Instructor Angela Sydnes teaches people to garden, cook and live healthier. She received her Holistic Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. She received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Montana State University-Bozeman in 2000 and has worked coast to coast in the field of Horticulture since. Now a mother of two, herbalist and avid gardener she is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others.
We will cover site selection, soil preparation, favorite varieties for Minnesota gardeners, garden layout & design, what is best to start from seed or direct sow versus buying transplants and where to get them, easy maintenance, when to plant and harvest.
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost: FREE!
Throughout the country, small-scale farmers often lack the infrastructure to access larger, wholesale markets. As a result, local food systems can be limited in their ability to support local farmers and provide local produce for large portions of their communities. Food hubs, also known as regional distribution centers, are one recent popular, effective, and innovative approach to strengthening local food systems by helping to connect small-scale farmers to larger institutional markets. Food hubs are centralized organizations that aggregate and redistribute local food, while also making positive economic, social, and environmental change within a community. Can a food hub accomplish these goals in Northfield? Join Carleton College Environmental Studies seniors Sophie Daudon, Kristen Dooley, and Casey Silver to hear the results of their Northfield food hub feasibility study and learn more about the regional food system.
Wednesday April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: FREE!
Instructors: Lois and Jeanine Taylor
We continue to talk about a nutrient dense diet in part 2, Healthy Oils and Fats, to show you how to look at your food from a nourishing and disease preventative view. Just as sprouting, fermenting and soaking foods result in easier digestion, weight control, better health and more energy, incorporating the right fats and oils is just one more step to a healthy body. The class is taught by Lois Taylor, RN, who through 50 years of her nursing experience has witnessed the increased use of pharmaceuticals which attempt to manage, and often compound and antagonize, medical problems. Instead, she advocates for an integrative approach which seeks to enhance an individual’s level of wellness as the primary means of prevention. Jeanine, her daughter, has become an advocate in her own right for “you are what you eat” as an employee of Just Food Co-op.