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Fresh Organic local food available for you today, Make your order on the Suncoast Co-op!


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Contact us if you want to learn how to garden! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News
Our Co-op was mentioned in both the Suncoast News and the New Port Richey Patch. Check out the articles and share with your friends and family. Get inspired by positive things happening in your community and come participate in its creation this co-op is brought to us by our community of members.

Patch article: Locals want Co-op to Grow


Suncoast News: Co-op brings locally grown food to Pasco

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

Member/ownership Meeting
Tuesday March 19, 6pm
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main Street, NPR 34652
Members of the Suncoast Co-op only. All members or potential members please attend
We will be discussing the future of the co-op and going over agenda items to be released later. Also opportunities to speak about the co-op and new agenda items will occur. Please attend if you are a member of the co-op. If you are not a member you may purchase membership that night to participate.

The room is upstairs Room 2.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Fresh Organic Local Strawberries! Make your order of local food on the Suncoast Co-op today!


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



*Contact us if you want to learn how to garden! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com


*

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News
Our Co-op was mentioned in both the Suncoast News and the New Port Richey Patch. Check out the articles and share with your friends and family. Get inspired by positive things happening in your community and come participate in its creation this co-op is brought to us by our community of members.

Patch article: Locals want Co-op to Grow


Suncoast News: Co-op brings locally grown food to Pasco

Great new Products
Strawberries, Black bean burgers, Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Suncoast Co-op is in the News! Make your order of local food today.


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Contact us if you want to learn how to garden! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News
Our Co-op was mentioned in both the Suncoast News and the New Port Richey Patch. Check out the articles and share with your friends and family. Get inspired by positive things happening in your community and come participate in its creation this co-op is brought to us by our community of members.

Patch article: Locals want Co-op to Grow


Suncoast News: Co-op brings locally grown food to Pasco

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Fundraising Committee Meet-up
Saturday, Feb 9th 9:30am
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey.
We will be discussing how to raise more membership with the co-op by hosting a membership drive. We will continue our conversation about developing a farm to fork fundraiser as well.
The Membership committee is responsible for working with existing Membership to “rally the troops” to become the volunteer “hands” required to implement the marketing plan, fundraising strategies, dissemination of educational materials and other volunteer opportunities.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Make your order of fresh local food from the Suncoast Co-op


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Contact us if you want to learn how to garden! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Fundraising Committee Meet-up
Saturday, Jan. 26 9:30am
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey.
Responsible for creating and implementing the programs and events to raise capital for the co-op. Members of this committee should have one or more of the following skills (in abundance):
Event management and organizational skills to pull together many elements of the puzzle. Willingness to collaborate with marketing
Creative fund-raising skills
Researching and writing of Grants and proposals
Ability to communicate to the general public
Time and enthusiasm – to go door to door and hand out materials…. to sit at informational venues and solicit membership – to assist with town hall or other gatherings – to ask permission to post materials – to staff fund-raising events We will offer FREE coffee to anyone willing to support volunteer with us.

Fresh Friday Farmers Market
Friday February 1st 2013
The market takes place 1 block off Main Street on Nebraska Avenue, by Fitzgeralds.

Fresh Friday is a local market running every Friday through April from 5-9 p.m. in Historic Downtown New Port Richey, Florida. It features a variety of local vendors.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Make an order of your fresh local food today!


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Marketing Committee Meet-up
Saturday, Jan. 26 9:30am
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey.
Responsible to establish the Suncoast Co-op brand and identity and develop the communications and educational materials to support that. Come join us if you would like to discuss how to better market the Co-op and initiated our current marketing plan which is eat 10% Local and 20% off your first order. Help plan future marketing activities, get free coupons, cards and more to give out. We will offer FREE coffee to anyone willing to support volunteer with us.

Peace Hall Learning Garden Blitz
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8:30am
At Peace Hall at corner of Sims Lane and Grand blvd.

We will be adding vegetables and harvesting at Peace Hall Learning garden to get ready for the fall season. We are looking for a small group of organizers to also take lead on the garden and make sure its kept full of veggies. If you attend and spend 1 hour or more at the garden we will mark you as attending a Permablitz for future permablitz reciprocity. Join us with any tools you have, wheelbarrows, gloves, water, and your own breakfast or lunch. We will break around 11:30 for lunch. If you feel generous please bring extra food or water for others. Thanks!

Free Film Showing: Ingreedients
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Ingreedients. In the documentary film inGREEDients, registered nurse and filmmaker, David Burton, discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply. Do you know what a partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes the audience on a time-line journey through the history of human food consumption from prehistoric times to the present, when heart disease is the number one killer of humans and despite recent changes in food labeling laws, pounds of trans fats are consumed everyday. This documentary features interviews with medical doctors, natural health doctors, scientists and researchers, politicians, and the lawyer that successfully stood up against two corporate food giants whose products are household names across America. The film also includes a brief look at heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the three diseases most directly connected with our consumption of trans fats, chemical food additives, and processed food. With cutting edge animations rarely achieved in low-budget indie filmmaking, inGREEDients will entertain, inspire, and educate all audiences.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Fresh local food from your own community's farmers.


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Peace Hall Learning Garden Blitz
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8:30am
At Peace Hall at corner of Sims Lane and Grand blvd.

We will be adding vegetables and harvesting at Peace Hall Learning garden to get ready for the fall season. We are looking for a small group of organizers to also take lead on the garden and make sure its kept full of veggies. If you attend and spend 1 hour or more at the garden we will mark you as attending a Permablitz for future permablitz reciprocity. Join us with any tools you have, wheelbarrows, gloves, water, and your own breakfast or lunch. We will break around 11:30 for lunch. If you feel generous please bring extra food or water for others. Thanks!

Critical Thinkers Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:00 PM
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main St, New Port Richey, FL

Upstairs in Meeting Room A
Join us at the New Port Richey Library for the start of the Critical Thinkers Book Discussion Group. We will be meeting every other Tuesday starting Jan 8. We will focus on topics that shape our views of the future like Permaculture and localization. We’ll look at economic, social, political and philosophical issues that prepare us to be active participants in creating a better world. Our first book is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn. It examines mythology, its effect on ethics, and how that relates to sustainability. The novel uses a style of Socratic dialogue to deconstruct the notion that humans are the pinnacle of biological evolution. It posits that human supremacy is a cultural myth, and asserts that modern civilization is enacting that myth with dangerous consequences. It was awarded the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award.

Free Film Showing: Ingreedients
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Ingreedients. In the documentary film inGREEDients, registered nurse and filmmaker, David Burton, discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply. Do you know what a partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes the audience on a time-line journey through the history of human food consumption from prehistoric times to the present, when heart disease is the number one killer of humans and despite recent changes in food labeling laws, pounds of trans fats are consumed everyday. This documentary features interviews with medical doctors, natural health doctors, scientists and researchers, politicians, and the lawyer that successfully stood up against two corporate food giants whose products are household names across America. The film also includes a brief look at heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the three diseases most directly connected with our consumption of trans fats, chemical food additives, and processed food. With cutting edge animations rarely achieved in low-budget indie filmmaking, inGREEDients will entertain, inspire, and educate all audiences.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Children in need: Pasco's Food Desert and food insecurity


Hello Co-op,
Pardon me for sending you another email this week, But I thought this issue was very important.

I’m writing this email to tell you about a personal story that I’ve been hearing a lot from fellow board members in the co-op and people from our community. Ever since the great recession in 2008 the Pasco economy has tanked creating widespread suffering for many residents in our community. Economic hardships have hit our children the worst. In this 60 minutes piece you can learn more about how the recession has hit Florida’s children the hardest. http://youtu.be/dK_RnxYdrqU

The story that I heard was from one of our board members Barbara, a family member was volunteering at a local charity collecting letters from children in need Christmas gifts. In many of the letters children instead of asking for toys, or bikes, or ponies, or xboxes were asking for food instead. This wasn’t an infrequent scenario its estimated in Pasco county the number of children who go to bed hungry every night is in the thousands with their parents dependent on help to make sure food is there. Statistics for health in Pasco: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdpasco/publications/Pasco_Community_Health_Profile_Report_2010.pdf

Current economic hardships experienced by residents of Pasco County have lead
to an increase in applications for nutrition services never experienced before. In 2009,
food insecurity in Pasco County is at an all time high: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) applications up 75%; WIC participation up 18%; and Free/Reduced
Lunch participation now covers 48% of all children enrolled in district schools. In 2008,
4.1% of all households in America accessed emergency food from a food pantry at least
once. It was also seen in 2008 that 55% of food insecure households participated at least
in one of three major food assistance programs (WIC, SNAP, or School Lunch Program).
It is anticipated that demand for these essential nutrition programs will continue to
increase well into 2010.

We at the co-op have a year long goal of hoping to create an avenue to help change this. We hope to connect with the local master gardeners, local schools, restaurants, growers, churches, farmers and anyone in our community willing to help to weave a local food resilience. We hold our future is something we are all co-responsible for making sure each individual child has a way of learning how to grow their own food, learn necessary skills to create food resilience (Canning, cooking, preparing food), and create economic opportunities for the local agriculture sector for young adults seeking to become organic farmers. Together we can co-create a new story of our community rising together to tackle food insecurity. Our vision is simple thousands of victory gardens connected using the internet. We can do it. You can help!

How you can help?
Bring Cans of food, donations of toys, donation of clothes, or gifts for a child in Pasco when you come to pick up your order: We will work at getting these donations to the appropriate local non profits.
Join as a owner/member of the co-op and get involved with the co-op via participating as a volunteer. We will make available in the future opportunities to volunteer at schools growing food.
Join us at future permablitzes where we will construct victory gardens for local residents in Pasco or Pinellas.
Purchase from our local market weekly as much or as little as you can. Your purchase invests money into local people to grow more local food. Grown by us, for us!
Sign our petition to get school victory gardens at every school in Pasco county: http://www.change.org/petitions/pasco-county-school-board-grow-vegetable-gardens-and-fruit-orchards-at-pasco-schools-k-12
Share the co-op with your friends, family, neighborhood, organizations, churches, businesses and more so we can connect more people to our cause of food resilience.
Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Kinship garden Wednesdays and Saturdays: We have 3 acres at the back of our customer pick-up location that is not utilized to its fullest capacity. We can work together to grow more food to provide for the local community. Contact Rick the garden manager for more information on volunteering: varick789@yahoo.com
Volunteer at the Peace learning garden every other Sunday in Downtown New Port Richey in front of Peace hall across from Sims park. Contact Denise the garden manager for more information on volunteering: houston.denise@gmail.com
We live in a current food desert and we can change that! There is too much fast food and not enough fresh food!

We are hosting regular free film showings revolved around food and book study on critical thought provoking books. Check all our events out at our meet-up and share with your friends. If everyone got 3 people involved with the co-op we could grow quickly and be more effective at re-localizing our local food. Our Meet-up page: http://www.meetup.com/Suncoast-Co-op/

We have plenty of eager growers who are creating food, what we need most right now are customers to support these growers. You can still order till noon today and we will also have fresh vegetables available for sale on Saturdays as well. Make sure to place an order whenever you can your participation with our co-op is critical to our success and we are always open to feedback from the community. Get involved with the co-op this next year if you would like to lead in these endeavors.

Thanks,
Eric Stewart

Suncoast Co-op Market news, upcoming workshops, meetings, and social events!


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



*Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Initiating the 10% patron fee
Starting in November we have begun adding on a 10% patron fee for all patrons using the market. We want anyone to be-able to use our online local market to order local food. If you become a part member/owner of the co-operative your 10% patron fee will get waived. This fee will be used to grow and expand our market as well as more market customer pick-up locations. We want everyone to buy into the co-op enabling us the resources to provide you with the most fresh, local, and healthy food possible on the market. You will notice this market surcharge fee when you place your order. If you are a Suncoast Co-op member your fee will be deducted at pick-up so disregard the fee on your bill and look at your total sales for you cost.

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Pasco Ecofest
November 10th 9am-2pm
New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652

For more information please visit http://www.pascoecofest.com/

North Pinellas Local Food Movement
Monday Nov. 12th 6:00pm
470 E. Cypress St. Tarpon Springs, FL

Join us for a get together to discuss the North Pinellas Local food movement meeting. Our agenda is to review our notes from the last meeting, establish a regular book club study, a calendar for local food documentaries to be shown, and start initiating permablitzes on land to establish edible landscapes for our members.

Victory Vegetable Gardening
November 17th 11am-2pm
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652

This 3 hour workshop takes you both inside and outside into the Habitat for Humanity’s Kinship garden. $30 for the workshop; $15 for Suncoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop. During the workshop you will learn how plants work, how to create thriving soils out of Florida sand, Pest identification, different styles of gardening, as well as planting schedule for Florida gardeners. Come to the class and receive free edible plants! Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.

Introduction to Permaculture
November 24th 11am-2pm
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652

This 3 hour workshop gives you an in depth introduction to permaculture. $30 for workshop; $15 for Suncoast co-op members If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop. This introductory course to Permaculture will give you the design tools to start designing your home to be more conscious for creating a sustainable human habitats. Learn how to connect different pieces of the puzzle with your garden to
increase fertility. Learn about the founders of permaculture, permaculture concepts from around the world, and how you can design your own permaculture homestead. Learn a step by step process of growing your very own food forest here in Florida! Come to the class and receive free edible plants! Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.

Holiday Boat Parade Fundraiser
Saturday, December 1, 2012 3:00pm
6410 River Road New Port Richey, FL

Come join the Suncoast Co-op at Barbara’s house along the river in Downtown New Port Richey for watching the New Port Richey boat parade. We will have short discussions about growing food locally, Permaculture, and the worker owned cooperative. Join us for a silent auction as well as raffle drawings for gifts from businesses in the community. This event is a pot-luck and BYOB, bring your own plates, utensils, and tables/chairs if you have them. A great family event to learn about local food and how we can all work cooperatively towards the growth of a local food economy making New Port Richey an edible city.

Every Saturday 10am-2pm Suncoast Cafe
West Pasco Habitat For Humanity 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey, FL

Every Sunday 9am-3pm Tarpon Market
Tarpon Sunday Market Alt. US 19 and Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

North Pinellas Local Food Movement


North Pinellas Local Food movement hosted by the Suncoast Co-op

Agenda

Film
  • Vicki and Jungle Jay: Help show films once a month on local food in Clearwater- Coordinate with Audrey and Adam to show same film each month to cooperate on marketing. Start hosting them at the Unitarian Universalists or other possible venue dependent on the organizing council in Clearwater.
  • Audrey: Hosts once a month film showings at the New Port Richey Library
  • Adam: Help facilitate film showings once a month at the Tarpon Springs Library.
  • Create a master list of movies to show for an entire year, coordinate monthly marketing plan, create a cooperative effort among multiple cities of getting out the awareness on local food.
Book Study
  • Host bi-monthly meet-ups on the Gaia’s garden book study.
  • Host in New Port Richey on Tuesday’s at the New Port Richey library.
  • Coordinate permablitzes in the local area, demonstration sites (such as the UU Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Peace Hall Garden etc.) , guerrilla gardening at night planting edibles , Seed bombing, seed and plant swaps for local growers.
  • Host monthly rotation of workshops from the pool of speakers on off days from the market.
Tarpons Farmers Market – www.tarponsundaymarket.com
  • Solicit for more local growers to sell at the Sunday Tarpon Market
  • Coordinate with Laura the Market manager. Laura spoke about the market and opened the information booth and would like to encourage community participation and use of the Sunday Market.
  • Host information about the video showings at the Tarpon Library.
  • Host book study meet-up’s for an hour at the Sunday market bi-monthly.
  • Host work-shops during certain hours of the market giving advance notification before to market.
  • Eric cannot attend every Sunday, Rotate market manager duties with volunteers and coordinate with local organizing council for Tarpon Springs- (Eric: I can possibly bring everything to set-up and pick-up at 2pm but would also like to coordinate so I don’t have to do that as well)
Workshops
  • Create a pool of speakers for organizing local councils to coordinate with to talk about the local food movement at special events. Coordinate available times, locations, and venues to host workshops.
  • As a co-op we would like to partner with workshop hosts to offer discounts for our co-op members and solicit workshops all throughout the area.
Organizing local council
  • Each city has a organizing local council for their own cities that are represented by the people, organizations, groups already established in the cities. New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, East Lake etc. These councils are independent and self organize themselves and their own events. We are laying out a strategic plan and avenues for support and coordinated growth of the local food movement. Make partnerships within the local cities for the growth of local food movement. Making partnerships across city, county lines to encourage a passion of all of our’s for local food and the growth of a local food economy.
  • We as a co-op market can help facilitate the organizing of local councils and interconnect them all on our online market at Suncoast Co-op, market with our facebook fan page and social media. Work towards cooperation for more local food and better access to all demographics for fresh, chemical free, local food. Work to bring the Tampa Bay Time banks to our communities and coordinate marketing of local food to encourage victory gardens and more producers/purchasers of local food.
  • Offer a community owned business anyone can become a member/owner of and help lead. Partner with other local organizations, the community, and work towards encouraging a local food movement.
  • Tampa Bay Time Bank ( www.tampabaytime.org ) : Marie gave a short presentation about the Tampa bay Time bank and re-iterated the value of non-paid workers and how we can value their time, share in the yield, and encourage participation and cooperation voluntarily all throughout the Tampa bay area.
  • Online social network: Our youtube where we will be video recording local growers and information about the co-op: www.youtube.com/suncoastcoop Using Meet-up we can have a listserv and host meet-ups: http://www.meetup.com/Suncoast-Co-op/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/264378686981983/ Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/SuncoastCoop
  • Next Meeting will be at Denise’s home: 470 E. Cypress St., Tarpon Springs Nov. 12th at 6pm. Should we pot-luck light appetizers?
  • Open to Feedback: These notes were taken in a hurry and from my perspective I would love to hear input and edits. We can work on to encourage the growth of local food movement in North Pinellas and beyond. Lets envision together the creation of an Organic pipeline of chemical free, local food all the way from Hernando to Clearwater and surrounding areas.

Would you like to get involved? Contact us to volunteer at suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Learn about Permaculture and create your own victory garden with these upcoming workshops!


Supermen
At the Suncoast Co-op we look at our farmers as our hero’s these supermen and women get up daily to grow the food that sustains our society. But over the years the farmers role from provider of sustenance was transformed into a provider of commodities. We have grown a food supply that is incredibly reliant on one energy source; Fossil fuels, the average food calorie takes 10 calories of oil in order to be produced. Also with the advent of petrochemical fertilizer and herbicides these poisons that work as neurotoxins are sprayed all over our food in order to increase the overall profitability of the farm.

Saving money on our food in the short term, but increasing our health costs in the long term. We cannot keep this system going forever. So instead we choose to learn and activate a different direction. Victory Gardens! With modern day techniques and design practices the average backyard grower can produce more then enough for themselves and sell or trade the surplus. With gardens we can grow our way out of the local depression and into a active economy. Out of a garden enough surplus can be produced to increase our local food resilience.

In our Victory Garden workshop you will learn how plants work, how to create thriving soils out of Florida sand, Pest identification, different styles of gardening, as well as planting schedule for Florida gardeners. Come to the class and receive free edible plants! The class is around 3 hours and is $30 or $15 for Sunoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop.

In our introduction to Permaculture course we will give you the tools to start designing your home to be more conscious design to create sustainable human habitats. Learn how to connect different pieces of the puzzle with your garden to increase fertility. Learn about the founders of permaculture, permaculture concepts from around the world, and how you can design your own permaculture homestead. Learn a step by step process of growing your very own food forest here in Florida! Come to the class and receive free edible plants! The class is around 3 hours and is $30 or $15 for Sunoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop.

Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.

Here are the class notes so you can see what to expect to learn. We will also have social networks for you to join in order to share knowledge, ideas, organize gardening together as a community for free.

Victory Gardening class: Victory Vegetable Gardening Prezi
Introduction to Permaculture : Introduction to Permaculture Prezi

Help us spread these workshops by going to our facebook and RSVPing to attend! Share the events with your friends and neighbors in New Port Richey and West Pasco/North Pinellas areas. Suncoast Co-op Facebook Fanpage Thanks!
All classes start at 11am
Oct. 27 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Nov. 10 Ecofest- Free Presentations at the New Port Richey Library Ecomarket! Check out Pasco Ecofest for more details!
Nov. 17 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Nov. 24 Introduction to Permaculture
Dec. 8 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Dec. 15 Introduction to Permaculture
Jan 12 Victory Vegetable Gardening
Jan 19 Introduction to Permaculture
Jan 26 Victory Vegetable Gardening

Thanks,
Eric Stewart
Suncoast Co-op