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The Greenbelt Co-op has one of the busiest bulletin boards in Greenbelt. A while ago, I took some photos there.
There is a plastic bag recycling bin on the left and two donations for animals bins on the right.
Cooperatives play a large role in the lives of many Greenbelt residents. They can live in a housing cooperative (Greenbelt Homes, Inc.), buy groceries in a cooperative supermarket (Greenbelt Consumer Cooperative), bank in a cooperative bank (Greenbelt Federal Credit Union), read a cooperative newspaper (Greenbelt News Review), send their children to a cooperative nursery school (Greenbelt Nursery School), eat and be entertained in a cooperative café (New Deal Café), and vacation at a cooperative camp (Rapidan Camps). These seven cooperatives form the Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance, and each year during October, the Co-op Month, a number of events are held. 2012 is the International Year of Cooperatives, and many other activities have been planned. On Sunday, June 10, representatives of the co-ops set up a tent at the Farmers Market with information and activities for kids.
Jaky Lilly (right) is a parent representing the Greenbelt Nursery School, and she is offering Jackson seeds to plant. The choices include cascade giant pole beans and royal burgundy bush beans. Looking from behind the table is Sylvia Lewis, the coordinator of today’s event for the Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance.
The Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy is housed in Roosevelt Center and is one of seven cooperatives active in the city today. (The other six are Greenbelt Homes, Inc., Greenbelt Federal Credit Union, Greenbelt News Review, Greenbelt Nursery School, New Deal Café, and Rapidan Camps, a vacation retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains.) The store has an active wine and food tasting program, and on Wednesday, February 8, a red wine and chocolate tasting is held just ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Ellen Siegel (left), the Co-op’s produce department manager, and Kim Rush Lynch, the outreach and education specialist are behind today’s wine and chocolate tasting table.