Earth Week Activities at the Co-op!

April 19-24, Earth Month themed activities, sustainably geared information, and giveaways culminating in our Produce Sale!

Monday, April 26, 10am
Event: Clean Up Around the Co-op

NO RSVP NEEDED! Join Co-op Staff to Stash the Trash around the Co-op in honor of Earth Day! Trash bags and a snack provided!

Tuesday, April 20, 4:30-7pm
Event: $5 Dinner is Back!

We know this isn’t really Earth Month themed, but it’s back after a year this week! Take out only, served in to-go containers off the Hotbar.

MENU:
Thai Chicken Curry (no gluten) or
Thai Tempeh (vegan, no-gluten)
with Steamed Jasmine Rice & Roasted Veggies
Future dates and menu to be determined.

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30pm
Class: Beginner Bike Repair with Skunk River Cycles, Free!

Want to learn how to fix a flat or to oil your chain? Some simple preventative maintenance can keep your bike working well and help you avoid costly future repairs. Join iconic Skunk River Cycles owner, Ronn Ritz as he talks you through some of the basics of bike repair. Class will be located in the parking lot, masks required and participants will be spaced apart. RSVP’s required.

Thursday, April 22
Giveaway: Seed Saver’s Exchange Seed Packets

THE TRADITION CONTINUES! We are giving away 500+ Local Seed Saver’s Exchange seed packets at the registers in honor of Earth Day! All day, while supplies last, one per customer, no purchase necessary.

Friday, April 23
SAVE: Earth Week Produce Sale

Celebrate Earth Week with a Produce Department sale! Member-Owners and Student Members save 15% on a regularly priced produce, Non-Members save 5%.

Friday, April 23, 2-5pm
Activity: Plant Some Seeds

Come one, come all! Join Co-op Staff outside the store to start your garden. We will provide a selection of local Seed Savers Exchange seeds and seedling cups with soil. Masks & social distancing will be observed.

Saturday, April 24
SAVE: Earth Week Produce Sale

Celebrate Earth Week with a Produce Department sale! Member-Owners and Student Members save 15% on a regularly priced produce, Non-Members save 5%.

Saturday, April 24, 11am-2pm
Activity: Plant Some Seeds

Come one, come all! Join Wheatsfield co-op Board Members outside the store to start your garden. We will provide a selection of local Seed Savers Exchange seeds and seedling cups with soil. Masks & social distancing will be observed.

All Month
Activity: Earth Day Coloring Contest

Get coloring for Earth Month! Winners picked at the end of the month by Co-op staff. 5 winners will receive a kids club gift! Hand in coloring pages at the front registers. Please write name and contact on back when entering.
Pick up a coloring page in store or print one at home! Download here

Earth Day Starts at Home

Are you working to waste less this year and use more of the food you buy? Here are a dozen tips that can help reduce your waste, and as a bonus, save you money!
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Irish Cow, Grazing on Pasture

Pasture Perfect: How Livestock Can Slow Climate Change

Adopting a plant-rich diet is one of the top things we can do as individuals to help slow climate change, but can some of the most popular foods fit into such a diet? Cheese, ice cream, bacon and eggs—did we mention cheese?

We’re happy to share that many climate scientists and agronomists agree that more sustainably produced dairy, meat and animal products are possible; some even say that animals are an essential part of a thriving, regenerative farming system.

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Plastic Free Produce Storage

Check out these great tips on our Blog post for extending the life of your produce.

Beeswax Food Wraps

Check out this easy recipe for making your own Beeswax Food Wraps!