A Great Lineup of Workshops in May

Please join us for our workshops in May, which include fascinating topics such as tackling autoimmune disease naturally and medical cannabis 101. We’re also having our first Get to Know Your Co-op workshop, focused on buying policies, and our first Food Book Club, where we’ll be discussing The Best American Food Writing, 2018. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted and they all take place in our upstairs community room, unless otherwise noted. An elevator to access that room is available upon request. Space for our workshops is limited and pre-registration is suggested. You can reserve your spot using our easy online form here. If you are interested in presenting a workshop, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out our online application form here. If you have any questions, you can call us at 802-262-3202 or email info@hungermountain.coop.

Mayday! All hands on deck!
Presented by Elizabeth Courtney, Former ED of VNRC and John Snell, Tree Warden of Montpelier
Wednesday, May 1

What would a Green New Deal look like for our city? Come explore that idea with Moderator Elizabeth Courtney, Dan Jones, the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition staff, John Snell, Sarah Hoffmeier, and members of the Montpelier Tree Board. 

Breastfeeding Beyond the First Months
Presented by Katy Leffel, BSN, RN, CLC, CVHHH Maternal Child Health Supervisor
Tuesday, May 7

Great Start – Now What? A class for those who have successfully initiated breastfeeding and are looking for info about issues in the second half of the first year and beyond. Returning to work, teething, sleep changes, breastfeeding strikes, weaning.

Medical Cannabis 101
Presented by Leslie Ruster, Educator & Herbalist at the VT Patients Alliance
Wednesday, May 8

Do you have chronic pain or another health condition and are interested in using cannabis for symptom relief? We’ll go over the basics, look at the research and have time to answer questions. We’ll also cover navigating the state medical marijuana program and talking about CBD.

Mindfulness Practice and the Cultivation of Character
Presented by Robert Kest, Ph.D.
Monday, May 13
6:00 – 7:30pm

The practice of mindfulness is not simply about presence, but also about shifting our relationship to life through the development of our character. This class will be an exploration of the dynamics that shape this possibility.

Food for Spring Renewal
Presented by Lisa Masé,
Tuesday, May 21

As we move from spring into summer, green foods and sour foods can help us to harmonize with the seasonal transition. Learn which foods support us at this time of year and explore concepts of culinary medicine and food sovereignty.
$3 members/$5 nonmembers

Five Essential Strategies for Tackling Autoimmune Disease Naturally
Presented by Dr. Seth Osgood, DNP, IFM-CP
Wednesday, May 22

Autoimmunity is growing at epidemic levels within our communities, leaving thousands of people sick and frustrated dealing with a variety of devastating symptoms that negatively impact every aspect of their lives. This class will review how Functional medicine can help you optimize your immune function naturally, using a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle changes at its core.

Get to Know Your Co-op: Buying Policies
Presented by Olivia Dunton, Hunger Mountain Co-op Lead Buyer
Thursday, May 23

Have you ever wondered how the Co-op selects the products we carry and why we have some items but not others? Join Olivia Dunton, our Lead Grocery Buyer, for a look into the Co-op’s buying policies and how they determine what you see on our shelves.

Food Book Club
Presented by Hunger Mountain Co-op
Thursday, May 30
6:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for our first monthly book club where we will read books about all things food-related. This month, we will be reading The Best American Food Writing 2018, the first book of food writing to be published as part of The Best American Series.