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Filling Out Our Member Survey Earns a Prize for One Lucky Member!

Congratulations to Hayden N. who gets a gift card to The Expressive Hand (a Shop South Philly partner) for taking the Co-op's member survey! After joining the Co-op our members receive a phone call from one of our board members welcoming them and asking them whether there is anything the new member would like to ask about or suggest. We follow that up by emailing a brief survey to get to know new members better and to ask for their feedback in a few key areas.  It is absolutely one of the easiest, least time consuming things a new member can do to help the Co-op. Our board values the insights they get from the members since, after all, the members own the Co-op and have the ultimate authority in how it is and will be run. These are just a couple of the ways that the board reaches out to hear from members. (The general membership meeting - May 19, 2013 3:30pm - 6:00pm, PEP Community Room, 1200 South Broad Street - is another.) Have you taken the survey yet? Keep an eye on your inbox for the survey link. We'll be sending out an email to members with the survey link. And even though helping out the Co-op is its own reward, we're also offering everyone who completes the survey additional chances to win prizes from other Shop South Philly partners (including one of three $10 gift certificates to Wishing Well!)
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Filling Out Our Member Survey Earns a Prize for One Lucky Member!

Congratulations to Hayden N. who gets a gift card to The Expressive Hand (a Shop South Philly partner) for taking the Co-op's member survey! After joining the Co-op our members receive a phone call from one of our board members welcoming them and asking them whether there is anything the new member would like to ask about or suggest. We follow that up by emailing a brief survey to get to know new members better and to ask for their feedback in a few key areas.  It is absolutely one of the easiest, least time consuming things a new member can do to help the Co-op. Our board values the insights they get from the members since, after all, the members own the Co-op and have the ultimate authority in how it is and will be run. These are just a couple of the ways that the board reaches out to hear from members. (The general membership meeting - May 19, 2013 3:30pm - 6:00pm, PEP Community Room, 1200 South Broad Street - is another.) Have you taken the survey yet? Keep an eye on your inbox for the survey link. We'll be sending out an email to members with the survey link. And even though helping out the Co-op is its own reward, we're also offering everyone who completes the survey additional chances to win prizes from other Shop South Philly partners (including one of three $10 gift certificates to Wishing Well!)
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Philadelphia Free School's Annual Spring Fling


















WHERE: The Philadelphia Free School
2001 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
WHEN: April 26th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
LINKS: RSVP to Spring Fling
PFS on the web
PFS on Facebook 

Come learn about the Philadelphia Free School, another example of a democratic model in action. Free food, beer, and wine. Great auction items and raffles. Fun for the kids. Nearby parking available.

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Philadelphia Free School's Annual Spring Fling

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WHERE: The Philadelphia Free School 2001 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
WHEN: April 26th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
LINKS: RSVP to Spring Fling PFS on the web PFS on Facebook 
Come learn about the Philadelphia Free School, another example of a democratic model in action. Free food, beer, and wine. Great auction items and raffles. Fun for the kids. Nearby parking available.
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2013 Annual Plant Sale at PEP


Programs Employing People (PEP) will having upcoming spring plant sale Wednesday May 1 through Saturday May 4th 10 am -  6pm.



They will have a lovely stock of plants this year from our growers in Wallingford, PA and New Egypt, New Jersey.  There will be many new offerings especially in hot pepper's and hanging baskets. For guaranteed selection preorder your plants by April 26th !





Orders can be faxed to 215-389-5228

e-mailed to [email protected]

Snail mailed to PEP 1200 S. Broad Street, Phila, PA., 19146

pre orders can be picked up after 1:00 on May 1st.

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2013 Annual Plant Sale at PEP

young Umbrella Plants (Schefflera arboricola) started from seed

Programs Employing People (PEP) will having upcoming spring plant sale Wednesday May 1 through Saturday May 4th 10 am -  6pm.

They will have a lovely stock of plants this year from our growers in Wallingford, PA and New Egypt, New Jersey.  There will be many new offerings especially in hot pepper's and hanging baskets. For guaranteed selection preorder your plants by April 26th !
Orders can be faxed to 215-389-5228
e-mailed to [email protected]
Snail mailed to PEP 1200 S. Broad Street, Phila, PA., 19146
pre orders can be picked up after 1:00 on May 1st.

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GMO Free PA presents “Know GMOs”

Featuring: leading consumer GMO expert and author Jeffrey Smith Location: Old First Reformed UCC Church, 151 N. 4th (at Race Street) Philadelphia, PA, 19106 Date: Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013  Time: 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.
Free event, suggested donation of $5 to $10 with a non gmo item for the food cupboard at church.
Please RSVP at  http://goo.gl/aaSg8
Questions, please email at [email protected]
Jeffrey Smith’s presentation “New Evidence of Serious Harm from Genetically Modified Foods” will begin at 7:00pm followed by a Q & A session. As thousands of physicians prescribe non-GMO diets, they are reporting dramatic recoveries from a variety of diseases. Supporting data from livestock, pets, lab animals, and rising disease rates, indict genetically modified foods as a major health crisis. Find out the facts and what people are doing to protect themselves and to fight back. Jeffrey will also do a book signing after his talk.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/aaSg8
Hope to see you there!
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GMO Free PA presents “Know GMOs”

Featuring: leading consumer GMO expert and author Jeffrey Smith Location: Old First Reformed UCC Church, 151 N. 4th (at Race Street) Philadelphia, PA, 19106 Date: Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013  Time: 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.
Free event, suggested donation of $5 to $10 with a non gmo item for the food cupboard at church.
Please RSVP at  http://goo.gl/aaSg8
Questions, please email at [email protected]
Jeffrey Smith’s presentation “New Evidence of Serious Harm from Genetically Modified Foods” will begin at 7:00pm followed by a Q & A session. As thousands of physicians prescribe non-GMO diets, they are reporting dramatic recoveries from a variety of diseases. Supporting data from livestock, pets, lab animals, and rising disease rates, indict genetically modified foods as a major health crisis. Find out the facts and what people are doing to protect themselves and to fight back. Jeffrey will also do a book signing after his talk.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/aaSg8
Hope to see you there!
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Tickets still available for Eat & Greet at Miss Rachel's Pantry (4/17)

There are still some tickets left for the Eat & Greet at Miss Rachel's Pantry on April 17th. This is a great opportunity to meet other co-op members and learn more about our efforts to bring a community based grocery store to the South Philly area. Plus, there will be amazing vegan tapas from Miss Rachel's. Reserve your tickets at our ticket leap site. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children (10 and under). Ticket sales go directly to Miss Rachel to pay for the cost of food. Here are some of the details:
  • What: Vegan tapas (bruscetta, mini tacos, caramelized onion tartlets, mini cupcakes and more)
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • Where: Miss Rachel’s Pantry 1732 W. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Sarah's Garden: Still More Seedlings

Listen.  I planted a lot of seeds.  I always do.  And when they first start sprouting, they all look the same.  So I don't have much news to report other than:  more things have sprouted!  You'll just have to take my word on what all these are. photo.JPG Hey, little green things!  This is romaine lettuce.  Mmm mm. photo.JPG Look at these green things!  These are lettuces too, only bibb this time. I planted these a few weeks after my first seeds so that's why they're all so small.  But below are my mustard greens, which are actually starting to look like mustard greens: photo.JPG Cute.  And now, the bean that's grown like a foot since last week.  Just a couple more weeks, bean, and you'll get to go outside! photo.JPG Crazy one, that bean.
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