Come to Rainbow on Thursday evenings in October for these classes and events by your favorite local cooperatives. All events are free and will be held in Rainbow’s meeting space at 1769 Folsom Street.
Thursday October 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Bike flat repair class and prevention tips
Box Dog Bikes is back again to provide a bike flat repair demo for coop month. The free class will cover how to prevent bike flats from happening, and how to repair them if they do. Anyone can get a flat, but there’s no reason a flat tire means the end of your ride. Bike tools will be provided for the demonstration. Bring your bike or a wheel to practice on.
Box Dog Bikes is a worker-owned cooperative bicycle sales and repair shop at 14th and Guerrero streets in San Francisco, CA. They focus on selling bikes and accessories that are versatile and comfortable, as good on the daily commute as they are on a week long bike tour. On the repair side, they take pride in their quick turn around, friendly service, and attention to detail.
Thursday October 16th, 6:30-8:00pm
Coop Panel: Why shop coop? How your local worker coop grocery stores help our community, workers and the environment.
Workers from Mandela Foods, Other Avenues Food Store, and Rainbow Grocery will talk about how worker-owned, cooperative grocery stores are unique contributors to our community. Learn more about each store’s history and how your consumer dollar at worker-owned coops makes a difference.
Other Avenues is an all-worker-owned, natural foods cooperative located at 3930 Judah Street between 44th and 45th Avenues. It is a favorite shopping hub for residents of the Outer Sunset community. In the west end of the city, Other Avenues is the only non-corporate, grocery market. It also functions as a community center where shoppers can attend workshops on nutrition, wellness and cooking sponsored by the coop.
Mandela Foods Cooperative is a worker-owned grocery store located conveniently across from the West Oakland BART station in Oakland. They offer sustainably grown produce, high quality food, and local goods seven days a week. Their motto is: Food- People-Power.
Thursday October 30th, 6:00-9:00pm
Worker Coop Fair: Did you know there are over 40 local worker coops? There are grocery stores, bakeries, pizzerias, bike shops, bookstores, graphic and web designers, bio-fuel stations, housecleaners, landscapers, gardeners, tech support and repair shops, cafes, martial art studios, courier services and more! Come feel the coop spirit! Information, products for sale & free samples from local worker-owned coops.View Post