Bluff Country Co-op events


Electric vehicles (info session)
Saturday, September 1, from 10-11 a.m.

Bluff Country Co-op recently installed Winona’s first downtown electric vehicle (EV) charging station. EV enthusiast Bill Gehn will display and demonstrate different EV charging options, as well as discuss the why and how of living with an electric vehicle. A question and answer session will follow.

Apple party! (apple sampling and class)
Saturday, September 8, 1 p.m.

There will be apple samples from each department, apple prizes, and a cooking demo with Aronia berries, a member of the apple family, by the Blue Fruit Farm.

Agriculture in the Wendell Berry Era (discussion)
Tuesday, September 11, from 6-7 p.m.

Dr. Bruno Borsari and Dale Hadler will lead a discussion addressing agricultural and environmental issues that have arisen over the 40 years from Wendell Berry’s 1977 critique of agriculture, “The Unsettling of America,” to his latest work “The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Readings” (published in 2017). Wendell Berry draws on his experience as a farmer in Henry County, Ky. These experiences will make this event especially meaningful to those who are connected to Kentucky.

Kids Cook! (class)
Saturday, September 15, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Kids 12 and under can join this fun, interactive cooking lesson.

Tropical Music Monday! (live music)
Monday, September 17

A duo called Tropical Sounds will play outside Bluff Country Co-op (BCC) as part of the Artists on Main Street program. Sip a special tropical smoothie from BCC while you enjoy the music! Time to be announced.

Create essential oil blends for physical and emotional wellness (class)
Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to noon

Discover the world of essential oils with breast health education specialist Joyce Sobotta. Participants will receive handouts and a personal essential oil blend. The fee is $17 for BCC owners and $20 for non-owners. RSVP is required.

Eating for the Season: An Ayurvedic Guide to Creating Balance through Nutrition (workshop)
Tuesday, September 25, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Ayurveda, or the “science of life,” is a health and healing system that has been developed and perfected over thousands of years. In Ayurveda, illness is born from imbalance and the goal is to restore balance through nutrition, lifestyle, movement, and breath. This workshop, led by Ayurvedic counselor-in-training, Mollee Sheehan, will feature a cooking demo and tasting where participants will learn how to prepare a traditional Ayurvedic healing dish, Kitchari, and a balancing tea. Attendees will also discuss the qualities of fall, which Ayurveda describes as light, dry, rough, mobile, and irregular (think changes!), and how they can balance these qualities using food choices. The class requires a minimum of four participants and an RSVP.

Herb Class: Herbs and Your Child’s Health
Wednesday, September 26, from 6-7 p.m.

Clinical Herbalist Bonnie Kreckow will discuss sports injuries and the use of herbs to get back in the game, acne issues stemming from poor diet or emerging hormones, and other issues that affect kids from infants to teens. Class attendants can ask questions about issues with their own children.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email or call 507-452-1815.


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