I received the following in an email from Imani:
THE GROWING GREEN CO-OP INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE!
Join us Saturday, June 28th from 10am-2pm for a peek of the progress on our newly renovated community space located at 197 New Britain Avenue (next to Alchemy). Come meet some of the farmers participating in our year round farmers market and register for our summer youth activist camp beginning in July.
Board Members will be available to answer questions about co-op member benefits, why you should join our community and how you can get involved. Children’s activities will be planned and plenty of parking is available at the Trinity College Hockey Rink right next door (the market is located directly between the co-op community center and the rink).
Come find out what’s up with our new “BICYCLE RECYCLE” project led by our very own bike enthusiast Rob Graves. We will mark the first official day of our year round farmers market featuring local honey, produce, maple syrup, sprouts, flowers, (sign up for a weekly flower share!) eco-friendly cleaners and body care products, organic linens, local artisans as well as featured Green Business members of the Co-op! Knox Parks will be our featured environmental organization offering information about their Rain Barrel Fundraising Project. Bring your CFLs, batteries, old cell phones & ink cartridges to be recycled. If you are an artisan, a farmer, an activist, an entertainer or a volunteer – who would like to be involved, just let us know!
Co-ops are formed in response to a local need. When government and the economic marketplace fail to provide quality goods and services to the public, people have historically cooperated to provide for themselves and their families. The Growing Green Co-op is a consumer driven co-op that has evolved out of a desire for availability of high quality, local, sustainable products as well as the desire to support local, sustainable businesses through our Green Business Referral Network. We are a vibrant community of extraordinary like-minded folk who are determined to grow our local economy- including the development of our own “CT Currency” while walking more lightly on the earth. The co-op serves as the vehicle to connect others sharing similar desires and needs. Welcome!