Store Relocation + Member Loan Drive Presentations
We are down to our last 2 moving presentations…don’t miss your chance to get involved with the future success of YOUR local food co-op!
Sign-up at rsvp.greatbasinfood.coop
As of this morning, our co-op has received $72,000 in member loan pledges towards the move!! We have also received $7,910 in membership equity investments from February 14 – March 2…a grand total of almost $80,000!!! We are only 2 weeks into the drive…this is a great start but we are going to need ALL of our members support in order to keep our community-owned food co-op alive…a.k.a – “Move in time before our lease ends!” Learn more about how you can get involved and keep the GBCFC alive and well.
Local Seeds. Spring Seedling Sale.
Local seeds are back at the co-op from our beloved farmers at Mewladt Organics and Churchill Butte Organics! Save the date for the annual co-op spring seedling sale on Saturday, May 21.
Upcoming Co-op Fundraisers and Community Events
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Brüka Theater.
Chad Sweet, member-owner of your Great Basin Community Food Co-op, is host of Reno’ Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a life drawing group that often combines elements of burlesque in events, and consists of chapters in more than 100 cities worldwide. All proceeds for the Dr. Sketchy’s event scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at the Brüka Theater will be generously donated to your Great Basin Community Food Co-op to assist with the effort in relocating the store this year. For more information about the upcoming event, visit the Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Reno-Edition website.
edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine
edible Reno-Tahoe magazine celebrates one-year anniversary with party!! This edition features the Great Basin Community Food Co-op!! — Local food and drink magazine edible Reno-Tahoe celebrates its One-Year Anniversary Party from 1 to 4 PM, Saturday, March 5 at Whole Foods Market in Reno. Participants will meet top Reno-Tahoe chefs such as Nancy Horn, chef/owner of Dish Café & Catering in Reno, Nev.; Mark Estee, chef/owner of Moody’s Bistro & Lounge and Burger Me in Truckee, Calif.; and Lara Ritchie, chef/owner of Nothing To It Culinary School in Reno. Participants can grab the brand-new spring issue of edibleReno-Tahoe, eat samples from the chefs, drink local wine and beer, nibble on locally made products, meet the publishers, and mingle with other foodies. The event is $10 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass. EdibleReno-Tahoe invites the public to come celebrate our local food culture! For details, call 775-746-3299 or visit edibleRenoTahoe.com.
UNR bookstore to go Local
Organic and Green by working with the Great Basin Community Food Co-op, read more here.
Soil Whisperer to Speak at Nevada Small Farm Conference
Soil guru Ron Godin, known as the “soil whisperer”, will speak at the Nevada Small Farm Conference on March 11-12 at the Fallon Convention Center. Godin will discuss soil life, plant deficiencies, weed and disease problems, and how to amend soils for maximum health and crop yields. He is the Extension Agronomist for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Colorado State University and 2010 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference Educator of the year. The small farm conference includes a diverse program of topics including beekeeping, small fruit production, marketing local beef, hoop houses, soil fertility and composting, egg handling, business planning, urban and school gardens and more.
For conference details, registration information and fees, visit www.wnc.edu/sci, or contact Ann Louhela, 775-351-2551.