Co+op Classes and Events

View classes and events on Facebook


Sign up for all classes at the registers, by calling 540.343.5652, or emailing to speak with Taylor Willis, the Co+op’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.   

Subscribe to our monthly Co-op Classes e-newsletter!

* indicates required

DIY Cheap and Easy Worm Bins

Thursday, May 11th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

$10 | $5 owners

Do you love to feed backyard birds or provide a special treat for your chickens? Worms make the best fertilizer for your garden and chicken/bird food! Sharon Burnham of GardenVitals will show you how easy it is to compost your kitchen waste with worms to make premium fertilizer for your vegetable or flower garden. Your chickens will go crazy for mealworms, which you can easily raise in a shoe box. For less than $10, you can have these worm bins up and running, providing you with an endless supply of garden fertilizer and bird food.


DIY Beer Brewing 

Thursday, June 1st, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

$10 | $5 owners

Brown Ale, Cream Ale, Hefeweizen or Double IPA? Choose the type to best suit your palette! Learn how to brew your own beer from selecting which hops to use all the way to the delicate process of fermentation. Join Chris Arthur of Blue Ridge Hydroponics and Homebrewing as he walks you through the process from the exact way to malt the barley to the exact right environment for your yeasty concoction!


Sugar Shenanigans

Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

$10 | $5 owners

We could all stand to cut down on our sugar intake. Sugar is hiding under lots of sneaky names in many of the foods we eat every day. Find out what to look for, what to avoid, and what some healthy sugar alternatives are. Are you as savvy about sugar as you think you are? Mary Brewer, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Registered Nurse with more than 20 years experience in health care, will be your instructor for this sweet class!


We’ll have more classes to come soon! Check back again soon!

We look forward to learning with you at the Co+op.

Please call 540.343.5652 to reserve a seat for any of the classes above. You can also email