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Locally Grown Live Trees Available at the Co-op
What’s better than a beautiful living tree for the holidays? A local living tree grown by DeWilde’s Nursery. Choose from two traditional varieties of Fir trees–Noble or Fraser. Trees range in size from 3′ up to 8′. They are bare root trees, wrapped in burlap. Prices start at $29.98. Want a living tree, but don’t have space to plant it after the holiday? No worries. You can donate your tree to Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) for use in a local restoration project. Ask for information about donation when you purchase your tree at either store.
Now Seeking Candidates for the Co-op Board of Directors
The Board is looking for candidates with experience in local food system development, healthy food access, stewardship, advocacy, and community engagement. Increased diversity is also a strong focus for recruitment. Candidate packets at either service desk. The application deadline is Sunday, January 19.
Thinking about running for the Board of Directors but not quite sure? Come to an informal orientation and find out more about what’s involved in serving on the Board. Candidate orientation sessions will be held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 12 from 7 to 9 pm in the conference room at the Downtown store (contact us if you need to schedule a different date). Snacks provided.
RSVP to Jean Rogers at 360-734-8158, ext 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on the New Holly Street Property from the General Manager
The Co-op is now the proud owner of the property directly across Holly Street from the Downtown store. Initial plans are to remodel the site for a new Healthy Connections classroom and administrative office, which will take about half the space. Design development, cost estimates, and permits are expected to take about 5 months. The new spaces are currently planned to be ready for occupancy in early 2015.
Adding this site so close to the downtown store opens up a wide variety of possibilities. Over time we expect it to create the flexibility we need to improve the Forest Street parking lot and make improvements inside the store.