Education/Events

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Please preregister for all classes (including free classes) online at www.oneotacoop.com or visit Customer Service. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, but Oneota Co-op may cancel classes if there are fewer than four preregistered attendees. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Classes

Sustainable Kids: Holiday Edition!

Mondays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 3:15pm-4:30pm
3rd and 4th grade students are invited to learn about living sustainably through the holidays and beyond. During this 3 week program, kids will engage in fun, hands-on activities to learn about sustainable living, all tied together with a holiday theme. Kids will be picked up via walking school bus from Carrie Lee Elementary at 3:05pm. This program is a partnership between The Oneota Community Co-op and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.

Concepts taught in each class are as follows:
December 4: Up-cycling – making holiday ornaments from recycled materials
December 11: Reusing – creating an edible homemade gift in a reusable container
December 18: Eating Sustainably – making a holiday treat from sustainably sourced food

*Class concepts and activities are subject to change without notice

Class Codes: HO
Max participants: 12
Instructor: Ashley Lookenhouse and Hannah Haugen

Cost: FREE

To Sign Up For This Class Click Here

Store Tours

Interested in scheduling a tour or learning more?

Tours are available by request. Please feel free to contact Nate Furler, Marketing & Outreach Manager, to arrange for a tour for your group or organization. A store tour could be the perfect event for your group, be it staff at work, a book club or area youth group. We will work with you to meet the needs based on your groups size, age and interest.

email: Nate – Marketing Manager  nate@oneotacoop.com

Annual Events

Board Election – March
Annual Meeting of the Membership – April
Earth Day CelebrationApril 22
Oktoberfest September 24
Taste the Local Harvest – October 6th

Class Series

Sustainable Kids After School Series

Kids in 3rd and 4th grades are invited to discover ways they can lighten their impact and practice being knowledgeable consumers. This 6-week after school course will teach kids ways to lessen their impact on the earth through upbeat games and hands-on activities. Kids will be picked up via walking school bus from Carrie Lee Elementary.
Concepts taught in each class are as follows:

September 6: Reduce waste when shopping –
REDUCE, REUSE – How to shop bulk

September 13: Reduce waste when shopping –
RECYCLE – Making t-shirt bags

September 20: What to do with food waste? –
Composting 101, making veggie broth

September 27: Food Miles –
Outdoor games

October 4: What is a cooperative? –
Cooperative games

October 11:
Waste-Free Snacks

*Class concepts and activities are subject to change without notice

Class Codes: HO
Max participants: 10
Instructor: Kristin Eggen

Classroom

Co-op Kitchen Classroom
Our kitchen classroom features 1 5-burner induction cooktop, a double wall oven, 1 3-bin stainless steel sink, a home-style dishwasher, 6 single portable induction burners 1,800 watts each, 6 stainless steel work tables, and a selection of small appliances, cookware, and dishware.  Also available upon request: a projector and screen, erasable white board, easel, pad of paper, clipboards, pens, and writing utensils.
The OCC does not allow the classroom for use to promote products from multi-level companies, nor the distribution of campaign literature.

Interested in Using our Classroom Facility?

The Co-op Kitchen Classroom is available for use by member/owners and community members and organizations for a small fee.  Visit our Kitchen Classroom page on this website for more information.  In addition, you may contact the Marketing Department at the Co-op to discuss specifics. Please call 563-382-4666 or email kitchenclassroom@oneotacoop.com.

Registration

You may register for classes via phone at 563-382-4666, online at www.oneotacoop.com/education-events, or in person at the Co-op. Payment is required at the time of registration with online payment available through our website as well. If you are registering via phone, please have a credit card ready for payment over the phone.

Classes may be fully refunded if participant cancellation is received at the Co-op 48 hours prior to the class. Classes also have minimums; in cases where minimum class size is not reached three days prior to the class, the class may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, all participants will be notified via phone or email.

(The classes offered by the Co-op do not necessarily reflect the views of the Co-op and its member/owners.)

Offer a Class

Class proposals and inquires: andrea@oneotacoop.com or brought to the Customer Service Desk in store.

Please email to request educator guidelines and proposal forms or download the forms here:

Instructor Guidelines
Proposal Forms

Classes are scheduled three months at a time. The schedules are mailed in our quarterly newsletter, The Scoop, posted on our website and advertised via traditional media. We encourage our educators to support us in advertising for classes they are leading.

Classes are advertised in the following months: Deadline for proposal submission:
September, October, November August 3rd
December, January, February November 2nd
March, April, May February 1st
June, July, August May 3rd

The Co-op Provides

  • Participant registration and fee collection
  • Promotion in the publication The Scoop, on our web site and other media sources
  • Orientation to classroom equipment and safety features

Reviews

“Lindsey’s baby and birth classes are fantastic. The information and ideas presented are empowering and interesting, and the process of finding community among other expectant parents in our community is so lovely. We’re grateful to live in a place where our co-op sees the value in offering classes that support the whole family, and featuring Lindsey and her classes is a beautiful way to do that.”
-Beyond Better Birth Class Participant