We have a great line-up of classes for February with something for everyone. Be sure to stretch your mind and your body with some of our offerings. Registration is required for all one time classes (even if they’re free!) and can be done online from our website by clicking on Events or by stopping in the store. Ongoing classes are drop-in and do not require registration. We hope to see you here no matter how much snow is on the ground!
What is Permaculture?
Thursday, February 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE Presenters: Joe Gransee-Bowman and Paul Sebby
Permaculture is a design system approach addressing energy, shelter, and food that is modeled on the relationships found in nature.
Natural Health Care with Essential Oils
Thursday, February 9, 7-8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE Presenter: Katie Milbrett
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years as a safe and natural system that is free from synthetic chemicals, toxins, side effects, and addictions. By using pure essential oils, we not only address illnesses and discomforts but help to build healthy and resilient bodies.
Improving Home Energy Performance
Saturday, February 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/$13 owners Presenter: Joe Gransee-Bowman
How does energy performance fit into designing a residential living system while integrating the needs for shelter, energy, and food? Learn about air sealing, weatherization improvements, safety concerns, and the services energy auditors and insulation crews provide.
The Chemistry of Chocolate
Tuesday, February 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $13/$11 owners Presenter: Jerry Mohrig
Learn the secrets of chocolate on the most important chocolate-giving holiday. Get information on the composition of chocolate, manufacturing, health issues, and how to evaluate chocolates by taste, with just a little history mixed in.
Owner Orientation and Tour
Saturday, February 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE Presenter: Mary Upham
Whether you’re a new owner or have shopped the Co-op since the early days you will learn new things about Just Food. Receive a $5 store coupon for each owner household that completes the tour.
Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group
Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Drop in fee: $10 Instructor: Mary Zelmer
Join us for continuing practice of the Spring Forest Qigong principles. Learn techniques to feel the flow of your energy and help relieve physical pain, stress, depression and more. Drop in fee is $10.
Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Everyone welcome. Bring your project for conversation and knitting.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan
Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m.
Drop in fee: $12 Instructor: Paul Magee
T’ai Chi Ch’uan is both a way to strengthen the body and to study philosophy; it’s a martial art and a meditation system. Your first lesson is free. Drop in fee for subsequent classes is $12.