Fair Farm Bill

Whether we realize it or not, the 2012 Farm Bill affects all of us.  For current updates and how you can take action, please visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blog_categories/farm-bill/blogs/

Tell the House of Representatives you WANT A FAIR FARM BILL.  Click HERE to send House Speaker John Boehner a letter. 

Several members of the community gathered to discuss the Food Stamp Challenge.  After the conversation, the group took this picture and sent to Senator Lugar, telling him to support a Fair Farm Bill.  

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The Biggest Farm Bill Loser

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently on the Senate floor.  This bill affects all of us and many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about the bill and what you can do to make sure we have a Fair Farm Bill.  Here's a short, animated video and for more information, visit www.foodandwaterwatch.org

 

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Welcoming Community Grant!

We would like to thank The Heritage Fund for awarding us, in collaboration with Eastside Community Center, the Welcoming Community II grant!  Our program, Eating Better Together, will focus on cooking and nutrition for families, especially with lower income.  The program will take place from September-November and we will announce the class dates soon!  We are working with some fantastic local groups that will offer a wealth of resources.  By working together, sharing our challenges, and gaining new skills, we can all Eat Better Together.  

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June Newsletter

Click HERE to read the June Newsletter.  Learn about the Food for Thought Film Series, the Food Stamp Challenge, our new board secretary, and try a new recipe using this month's vegetable--beets! 

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NEW Jacksson Contemporary Art Gallery

A new art gallery opened at 1030 Jackson Street in downtown Columbus!  The Co-op will be providing refreshments for a concert with JOE CROOKSTON Monday, May 21 at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:15.  Suggested donation is $10.  Hope to see you there! 

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Felege Hiywot Center Tour (& Pogue's Run Co-op!)

Aster Bekele, of the Felege Hiywot Center, gave an inspiring presentation last year at the 1st Presbyterian Church about her garden project in Indianapolis.  If any one is interested is going on a tour of the center from 1-3pm on Monday, May 14th, contact SaraBeth to coordinate transportation.  Pogue's Run Food Co-op is only two miles away, so a stop there after the tour is in order!  info@columbusmarket.coop or 812-343-3588 www.fhcenter.org

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May Newsletter

Click HERE to read the May newsletter.  Please forward to friends and share Co-op news and upcoming events!  Thanks!

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Thank YOU!

Thank you to all the member-owners who attended the membership meeting at City Hall on April 26.  For those unable to attend, Michael Greven opened the meeting with an introduction of the board members and their roles and committee work.  He later spoke about the lease negotiations currently going on for the building at 315 6th Street. SaraBeth Drybread presented on the outreach and marketing going on now and the need for member support. Carla Barrett and Bud Herron presented the timeline for opening and the milestones we need to reach in the next few months in order to open in spring 2013.  The evening ended as it began--with discussions, delicious food, catching up with friends, and meeting new ones!
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April Newsletter

ROOTED & GROWING

Happy spring Member-Owners!
We hope all of you are getting a head start on yard work and gardening!
Coming Up

Member Meeting

On Thursday, April 26th, join us after work at City Hall at 5:30pm for a membership meeting. We’ll be discussing all the upcoming events for the summer, including Buy Local Week and the Food Stamped Challenge, along with our timeline for opening, volunteer needs, and some surprises!

Website News

In April the Co-op will be launching a new website! The website will be more interactive with everything you need to know about the Co-op. We’ll keep you updated on when the existing site will be down due to the transfer.

You Can Help!

If you’re part of a community club or organization that the Co-op could present to, call or email SaraBeth to set it up. We’re always looking for ways to reach out into the community and let people know who we are and why this is the right time for a Co-op!

We are up to 556 members but need to keep growing! Tell your friends, neighbors, and co- workers why Columbus needs a Co-op and how they can join. Each month we have a new flyer for the upcoming Food for Thought film. If you can take a flyer to work, church, or pass along to another organization, contact SaraBeth and she will get a flyer to you.

 

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Team Co-op!

Local Runners!  It's the season of fun runs here in Columbus and we're always looking for more Team Co-op runners!  If you're interested in running as part of Team Co-op, please contact Terry Agnew at runforurlife@hotmail.com.  Running as a veggie is not required (but always encouraged!). 

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Upcoming Races:

June 9th Sun Run 5k
June 30th Firecracker 5k
Aug 18th Bump & Run Classic 5k
Sep 22nd Mill Race Race 15k/5k

 

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