Co-op Learning: Invasive Plants







 Blue Ridge Prism will be here to help you identify, and learn how to handle, Invasive Plants.

Most invasive plants green up in spring earlier than native plants and
some remain green and growing all winter – this behavior offers a
perfect opportunity to control the bad guys without harming the good

We’ll have an invasive plant ID clinic, so bring samples of your
mystery plants and we’ll identify them!


Topics covered in this session will include:

Identifying invasive plants in spring
Which invasives you can best kill now
Which invasives you should treat later
Best spring-time practices for each invasive
Using manual & mechanical control methods
Methods for controlling invasives with herbicides
Choosing the right herbicide and equipment, and using it properly
Planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants


Board Meeting

Black’s Run Clean Up

Join our Team!

We will be cleaning up the section of Black Run from Gay St to Liberty Park.

Please email if you are interested in joining us.

Co-op Kids! Co+op Explorers – Gardening

This month we’ll be kicking off our Gardening unit by starting some seeds for you to take home as well as talking about some basic gardening info.

Snack will be provided, too 😀

**We will continue to offer prizes for any kids completing their Fruit and Veggie passports!

Egg Dyeing with Kids

Bring the kids by to dye some eggs with us. They can take home their eggcellent creations!

Co-op Learning: Making Natural Egg Dyes

Learn to make natural egg dyes from produce and herbs. The class is free, but we ask that you register online or in the store to secure your space.

Harrisonburg Restaurant Week Samplings

March 5-11 is Harrisonburg Restaurant Week! To celebrate, the co-op is collaborating with local restaurants Bella Gelato and Bella Luna. We are providing the delicious local Falling Bark Hickory Syrup, and the Bella Gelato pastry chef will be making a dessert- a gelato and cookie combo with the syrup drizzled over. The Bella Luna chef will be making an appetizer– a crostata made with our local, award-winning, Meadow Creek Dairy Appalachian Cheese. Both the dessert and the appetizer will be sampled here at the co-op and you can order full-size versions in the restaurants.
Sampling schedule to be posted here soon.

Co-op Samplings – Red Rooster Coffee

Red Rooster Coffee will be stopping by to share some coffee samples and chat!

Mardi Gras

Let the good times roll!

We’ll have a special hot bar all day, as well as King Cake samples from 11-2. Five lucky people will win a prize for finding the baby in their cake!

Raw Learning will be here from 4-6 making Masks with the kids.


Owner Appreciation Day

Join us for Owner Appreciation Day on Friday, January 19th. Owners receive 10% off any and all purchases made that day.

We’ll have in-store samples of delicious products, FREE freshly popped popcorn – it’s National Popcorn Day! – and FREEBIE giveaways for owners.

10-4 CSA Table- learn more about what a CSA is and which one might work best for you

11-1 Twenty Paces (Sheep and Goat Cheese)

1-3  Cocoa Manna

3-5 Meadow Creek Dairy

4-6 Brock Kappers with Country Vintner

4-6 Whitley’s Peanuts