Earth Week Events and Classes at the Co-op!

April 22-27, mark your calendars for a week of earth themed lovin’. RSVPs required for our FREE classes. End the week with a celebration of all things organic at our annual Organic Sale!

Mustard Seed Community Farm, Farm to Clinic

Monday, April 22, 6-7:30pm
Class: How to Grow Food in Iowa

Join Alice for this beginner’s class which will touch on what, when & how to plant a home food garden with tips on how to manage weeds & pests organically. Learn how to read a seed packet, look at Extension publications to figure out when to plant and when to harvest as well as how to prepare your garden plot.

RSVPs required


Tuesday, April 23, 6:45-8:15pm or
Saturday, April 27, 9-10:30am

Class: Beginners Bike Repair

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. Ronn will not have time to work on each bike in the class, but you can address specific questions if you bring your bike with you.

RSVPs required


Wednesday, April 17, 3-6pm
Event: Start Some Seeds!

NO RSVP NEEDED! Big and small, come one, come all! Join Co-op staff and plant some seeds in the community room from 3-6pm. A selection of local Seed Savers Exchange seeds, reclaimed egg cartons, and soil provided! Come get your hands a little dirty and start some seeds for your garden!

Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30pm
Class: Zero Waste Living

A Zero Waste Lifestyle (ZWL) is rewarding and economical when done right. Reducing our trash and use of packaging can help us save money, conserve our natural resources, and much more! Join Elaine Axmear to learn helpful tips and tricks for a Zero Waste Lifestyle. She will provide simple, concise handouts for attendees with references, recipes and how-to guides.

RSVPs required. 

Friday, April 26, 3-4pm
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!

Saturday, April 27, ALL DAY
Event: Organic Sale

Member-Owners and Student Members save 20% on certified organic products around the Co-op! Non-members save 10%. Save off regular prices!

Did you know that 99% of our Produce Department is organic?!!!

PLUS: We’re giving away 400 LOCAL Seed Savers Exchange Seed Packets!
Starting at 10am, 1 Packet per Family

Stay tuned for fun activities and vendor sampling schedule for that day.