PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Member & Board Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups are coming!

Thought Provoking ~ Fun ~ FREE

Study Groups Boardby Janet Welch

This winter The Food Co-op is kicking off a series of study and discussion groups, hosted by board members. The sessions will be held on Monday evenings at the Co-op Annex, 2482 Washington Street. Dessert and tea will be provided. See below for topics, dates, and additional details.

What Does It Mean To Be a Co-op Today?

Hosts: Monica le Roux & Lisa Barclay

Monday January 26th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Co-op Annex 2482 Washington Street, Port Townsend

Our first discussion will explore the role of the Cooperative in today’s communities and economy. We’ll begin with a screening of the film Food for Change.  This excellent documentary shows the role cooperatives have played in different eras in U.S. History, from their role in addressing the problems created by the Great Depression, to the re-emergence of cooperatives in the 1960s, and finally, how cooperatives continue to be used by consumers and farmers to gain more control of their local economies.

Following the film, we’ll have 45 minutes of discussion. This will be an opportunity to make connections between historical co-operative movements, starting with the Rochdale Pioneers in the United Kingdom in 1844, and our current needs, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Screening of the documentary Food For Change at 6:30
  • Discussion from 7:45-8:30

Contact Monica le Roux if you have questions: 643-0821

How Can We Be Ethical Consumers?

Host: Janet Welch

4 week series: Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, February 2, 9, 16 & 23

Co-op Annex 2482 Washington Street, Port Townsend

In order to receive reading materials, pre-register by emailing Janet at

Through the month of February, we’ll discuss the hurdles and opportunities to ethical consuming, using readings from the Northwest Earth Institute’s course Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability. We encourage participants to commit to all four Mondays. By signing up in advance for the entire series, you’ll receive a copy of the coursebook. It is also possible to sign up for one or more individual sessions and receive the readings via email the week prior to each session.

February 2:  The Bigger Picture behind Food Choices

February 9:  A Healthy Appetite

February 16:  Respect and Compassion in the Food Chain

February 23:  Eating for the Earth

Contact Janet Welch to register or for information at

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