MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 4th Annual MoCo Plant Swap and Sale will be Sunday June 2rd from 10:00-1:00
Will you have extra seedlings? Perennials begging to be divided? Bring them down to the MoCo patio to swap with your neighbors! Anyone who brings a plant earns the right to take a plant home for free! If you don't have much to swap, but are looking to fill some holes in your perennial or vegetable garden, please do stop by and see what the community has to offer! All plants will be donated by community members, and will sell at very reasonable prices until they are gone. The goal of this sale is to provide a venue for the community to share plants, and to help make the joy of gardening affordable and accessible to all.
Plant donations will be accepted on Sunday morning June 2 from 9:00-11:00 on the MoCo patio (46 Pleasant St, Morrisville) or call (802) 696-8833 to arrange a drop off (or possibly pick up) time before then.
This is our 4th year doing this, and its always a lot of fun. We will be adding some additional special events to this event - we will update soon!
Have you ever tried bokashi? How about vermicomposting? Have you ever wondered why some things break down better than others in your backyard pile? Do you want to know what MoCo does with it’s food scraps? Curious about how you will have to manage your food scraps according to Vermont's Universal Recycling & Composting law starting next summer?
There are so many things to learn about composting. Thankfully, May 29th is “National Learn About Composting Day” and MoCo is happy to help you learn.Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District Organics Specialist, Master Composter, and MoCo Board Member Elly Ventura will be in the store from 4:30 – 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 29th with compost Show & Tell items to provide you with information about all things compost. A live worm bin, active bokashi bucket, and helpful tools and resources will be on display. Stop in to talk with her, learn about composting and do a little shopping while you’re there! MoCo is located at 46 Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Visit www.lrswmd.org or https://www.morrisvillecoop.com/ for more information.
Join Us at River Arts as we host Jon Steinman author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Coops in the Age of Grocery Giants
Summary of Event:
Grocery stores exert considerable influence over the global food supply and in the
communities we live. How do the largest grocers today maintain their grip on foodmakers,
communities, and eaters? Author Jon Steinman offers a preview of the research that went into his new
book and he recounts his experience as a food systems journalist that would eventually lead him to
write a book about consumer-owned grocery stores (food cooperatives). Jon will share the amazing
work food co-ops are doing in communities across the country.
Join us at MoCo from 3:30-5pm for a meet and greet with Jon
MoCo Board Meeting takes place the 4th Wednesday of the month in the community room of the Tegu Building
MoCo Board Meeting Agenda
27 Mar 2019
Tegu Building, Morrisville
Approval of Minutes from February Meeting – Tricia (5:00-5:05)
Financial Report – Nancy (5:05-5:15)
Organization and Keeping of Board Documents – Tricia (5:15-5:30).
Laurie Woods' one minute $1,175 dash through MoCo – Mike (5:30-5:40).
Member loans and setting up a Board committee to renegotiate those loans – Nancy (5:40-5:50)
GM Report – Mike (5:50-6:00)
Community Committee and Marketing Committee Report – Carol (6:00-6:10)
Grant from Preservation Trust of Vermont? – Tricia (6:10-6:20)
Policy Development – Elly (6:20-6:25)
New and other business (6:25-6:30)
Professional Knife Sharpening
Saturday, March 23, 11am-2pm
$5 per straight edge, $6 for serrated
Cash or Check Only
You may drop your knives off from Monday, March 18 thru Saturday, March 23 and pick them up after the event. You must include payment in the envelope when you drop off your knives.
MoCo will host Pete's Green Farm Manager, Taylar Foster on Wednesday, March 13. Taylar, MoCo supporter and volunteer, has been a putting her hands in the dirt since she was a child in Wisconsin with her mother and has been been playing in Vermont’s soil for the past 8 years. She took employ with Pete’s Greens 2 ½ years ago and is the Manager+. Her daily tasks involve everything from managing the CSA program, overseeing the farm kitchen, coordinating the annual open farm day, creating a social media and website presence, and still keeps her hands in the dirt! Please join us at MoCo at 5:30pm on Wed., March 13 to learn how Pete’s manages to grow and store crops year round and get some tips for your home gardening practices, too.
Join us as Jacquelyn Rieke & the Chocolate Goddesses of Nutty Steph’s share the story of Nutty Steph’s and chocolate inspiration just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy samples and conversation about this small, local, women-owned business.