Round Up for Change – Collins Center

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month.

Round Up at the Register to support Collins Center!

Round Up for Change at the register this week to support Collins Center! Collins Center is a nonprofit sexual-assault response & victim/ survivor-advocacy organization that serves Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, & surrounding communities with free confidential services. For over thirty-five years, the Collins Center has offered support to victims, survivors, & their loved ones with a variety of services including: 24/7 sexual assault crisis support & advocacy, prevention education, and trauma-informed counseling.Your donation will help ensure that Collins Center is able to implement programs that will support survivors and their families.  Thank you very much for your support!

Collins Center will receive 100% of the Round Up funds, and the Co-op will match the total Round Up amount by 25%.

Click here to learn more about our Round Up for Change program.

First Friday – Resurfacing by Jeff Minnich

Join us for First Friday!

Join us on Friday, April 5th for the First Friday opening of Resurfacing by Jeff Minnich.

Jeff doesn’t have a lot of training in the arts, but has been told that’s not a problem. The last art class he took was in his junior year of high school.  He has always been surrounded by art, artists, and creative people. All of them are a constant source of inspiration for him. Sometimes his head spins from it, which isn’t a problem for him. Things never quite unfold as he initially envisions them in his mind when he embarks on a new endeavor.

Artist Statement: Jeff Minnich paints on “recovered” surfaces like cardboard, plywood, flooring tiles, etc. He works mostly with acrylic paints using a variety of applicators like brushes, sponges, rags, and his hands. He constantly gets told “Just do it on canvas, it will last longer” when doing images on recovered surfaces, but his answer is always “I suppose it would last longer, but the idea of reducing useful waste and the idea of a second chance appeal to me in such a strong way that it is hard to ignore.” He says before the first drop of paint is applied the piece has it’s own dignity and makes it’s own statement about longevity and permanence.

Join us on Friday in the café to meet the artist, see his artwork, and enjoy light refreshments from the store!

Want to Have an Opening at the Co-op?

Are you interested in being a First Friday artist at the co-op? Fill out this form!

Make & Take A Terrarium

Want to learn how to make your very own Terrarium?

Join us on Sunday April 21st from 2:00PM-3:00PM for the Make & Take Terrarium class with local Florist, Amanda Tutwiler of Sparrow’s Flowers! In this class, you will learn how to craft your very own Terrarium with live plants and other fun additions! All materials are included in the cost of the class.

Cost: $35/$30 for Owner

Date: Sunday April 21st

Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM

Location: Co-op Café

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay here, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

In-Store Easter Egg Hunt

Join Us for an In-Store Egg Hunt!

Stop by on Saturday March 30th for an in-store egg hunt! We’ll have eggs hidden all over the store from 8:00AM-3:30PM for both adults & kids to find. Eggs for the kids will be loaded with a treat and will be down lower and easy to find. Eggs for the adults will be up higher and filled with gift cards, coupons, or treats! Stop by & join the fun. Happy Hunting.

The Native Plant Series: Autumn Allure & Winter Wonders Class

Autumn Allure & Winter Wonders
Date: Saturday, August 10th 

The summer may be drawing to an end, but the seasonal splendor is far from over! Join us for the last class in The Native Plant Series to learn what hardy plants bloom and fruit throughout the autumn and winter months and how to continue the seasonality of your own garden. Participants will get a chance to win a free habitat pack! (Habitat Packs include 15 native perennial quarts that thrive in a particular condition like Dry Sun, Dry Shade, or Wet Sun. We take the guesswork out of picking plants for your yard!) 

Audience: For those who want to continue their gardening and natural understanding throughout the year.

Topics Covered:
-About The Natural Garden
-Late season plant identification
-Why autumn and winter plants are so important
-How to maintain your garden in winter

Cost:$10/$5 for Owners

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar to see all of the classes in the Native Plant Series! One class will be offered from 10:30am-11:30am on the second Saturday of each month from April-August. Sign up for the series here.

The Native Plant Series: Designing Your Garden Class

Designing Your Garden Class
Date: Saturday, July 13th 

Come in to learn how planting a garden is much like constructing a city. Every plant has a purpose and a place! Join us for the fourth class in The Native Plant Series and become a landscape architect by learning what plants need in nature to best benefit your garden at home. Participants will draw their own garden blueprints around their natural resources and will get a chance to win a free habitat pack! (Habitat Packs include 15 native perennial quarts that thrive in a particular condition like Dry Sun, Dry Shade, or Wet Sun. We take the guesswork out of picking plants for your yard!)

Audience: Those interested in beginning their native garden journey and want to learn how to bring their vision to their yard.

Topics Covered:
-About The Natural Garden
-The cultural needs of native plants
-What plants play well together
-How to plan around your landscape

Cost:$10/$5 for Owners

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar to see all of the classes in the Native Plant Series! One class will be offered from 10:30am-11:30am on the second Saturday of each month from April-August. Sign up for the series here.

The Native Plant Series: Pollinators in a Pot Class

Pollinators in a Pot Class
Date: Saturday, June 8th 

Limited on time and space? Join us for the third class in The Native Plant Series to learn about the marvels of native plants, their benefits, and how you can support Harrisonburg’s native ecosystem using as little as ONE pot. Participants will plant native plants in a 3 gallon pot to take home and will get the chance to win a free habitat pack! (Habitat Packs include 15 native perennial quarts that thrive in a particular condition like Dry Sun, Dry Shade, or Wet Sun. We take the guesswork out of picking plants for your yard!)

Audience: Those interested in gardening with native plants but have limited or no space to work with.

Topics Covered:
-About The Natural Garden
-The benefits of using native plants
-Container friendly species vs naturalizers
-What plants play well together
-Potting natives into gallons

Cost:$30/$25 for Owners

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar to see all of the classes in the Native Plant Series! One class will be offered from 10:30am-11:30am on the second Saturday of each month from April-August. Sign up for the series here.

The Native Plant Series: Right Plant, Right Place Class

Right Plant, Right Place
Date: Saturday, May 11th  

Learn about the three key variables that impact picking the Right Plant for the Right Place. Native plants have evolved over millennia in certain soil, sunlight and moisture conditions, it’s best to use the plants that have adapted to the conditions of your yards. Join us for the second class in The Native Plant Series to learn about the native plants that will thrive in your yard’s conditions! Participants will get the chance to win a free habitat pack! (Habitat Packs include 15 native perennial quarts that thrive in a particular condition like Dry Sun, Dry Shade, or Wet Sun. We take the guesswork out of picking plants for your yard!)

Audience: Those interested in understanding which plants might work best in your yard’s specific conditions.

Topics Covered:
– The Natural Garden
– Cultural Needs of Native Plants
– Common Yard Conditions
– Plant Options for Common Yard Conditions

Cost:$10/$5 for Owners

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar to see all of the classes in the Native Plant Series! One class will be offered from 10:30am-11:30am on the second Saturday of each month from April-August. Sign up for the series here.

The Native Plant Series: Why Plant Native? Class

Why Plant Native Class?
Date: Saturday, April 13th 

Want to learn about what plants are native to Harrisonburg & our surrounding area? Join us for the first class in the Native Plant Series with the Natural Garden! During this class you’ll get to know the natural world around you and familiarize yourself with native Virginia flora, their benefits to you and the environment, and native alternatives to invasive plants. Participants will get the chance to win a free habitat pack! (Habitat Packs include 15 native perennial quarts that thrive in a particular condition like Dry Sun, Dry Shade, or Wet Sun. We take the guesswork out of picking plants for your yard!)

Audience: Those interested in getting to know the plants around them more intimately.

Topics Covered:
-All about The Natural Garden
-The benefits of using native plants
-Inviting nature into your home and yard
-The cultural needs of native plants
-Plant identification and alternatives to invasive plants

Cost:$10/$5 for Owners

Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always. We hope to see you there!

Check out our events calendar to see all of the classes in the Native Plant Series! One class will be offered from 10:30am-11:30am on the second Saturday of each month from April-August. Sign up for the series here.

Red Root & Co Sampling

Stop by and Sample Red Root & Co Products for International Women’s Day!

Pop in and try products from local vendor, Red Root & Co!  Red Root & Co is a local women-owned business that handcrafts plant-based tonics, beverages, food preparations, vinegars, teas, and other herbal preparations made with high quality ingredients, using local, organic and fair trade. Stop in and try their products on Friday from 12:30PM-2:30PM!