Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance

Did you know that there are eight cooperatives plus four incubator coops serving the Greenbelt community? If you want to learn more about how Greenbelt cooperatives work together, you've come to the right place. Stay tuned to this page for news and upcoming events sponsored by the Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance (GCA).


October is National Co-op Month

Cooperatives throughout the country have been celebrating October Co-op Month since 1964, when it was proclaimed a national event. October Co-op Month provides an excellent opportunity for cooperatives to educate the public, opinion leaders and their members about the many advantages of cooperative membership. Here is a sample of last year's events!

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Oct 4: 4-7pm, Wine Tasting. Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, 121 Centerway

Oct 4-5: Rapidan Camps volunteer Work Weekend in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia.  See RapidanCamps.org or contact JD Foster or Tom Jones  for more information.

Oct. 5-6: 2-5pm, Greenbelt Studio Artist Tour. Starts at New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway

Oct. 6: 1 to 3pm,  GHI Members Picnic, Greenbelt Homes, Inc. administration building, 1 Hamilton Place 

Oct. 8: 7 to 8pm, Sugar Blues: Making the Switch to Sweet Veggies & Natural Sweeteners sponsored by the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, Greenbelt Youth Center, RSVP required

Oct. 9: 5 to 7pm, Healthy Happy Hour - Pumpkin Spice Smoothie & Healthnotes tutorial, Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, 121 Centerway

Oct. 10: 10:30-11:30am, Radio interview with Leta Mach and Vernon Oakes, President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, on best practices and programs centered around cooperatives, tune into WOL 1450 AM Radio.

Oct. 10: 7:30 to 9 pm,  Cooperative Child Care in Franklin Park educational event.  Screening and discussion of two short films: "The ABCs of Cooperative Childcare" and "Democracy in the Workplace." Academy 8 Theaters, Beltway Plaza, 6198 Greenbelt Rd

Oct. 11:  4 to 7pm, Wine Tasting.  Sample wines from French cooperative vineyards, Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, 121 Centerway

Oct. 12: 10:30 am to noon, Worker-owned Cooperatives Create Jobs.  Screening and discussion of two short films: “Democracy in the Workplace” and  “How the Worker-owners of Union Cab Govern Themselves.” Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway

Oct. 14 to 18:  Greenbelt Federal Credit Union celebrates Credit Union Week
 
Oct. 15: 7:30 to 9:30pm,  GHI sponsors City Council Candidates’ Forum. City of Greenbelt Municipal Building
 
Oct. 17: 9 am to 2pm, Credit Union Day -  Refreshments will be served. Greenbelt Federal Credit Union, 112 Centerway.
 
Oct 18:  4 to 7pm,    Wine Tasting. Sample wines from Port of Leonardtown cooperative winery, Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, 121 Centerway
 
Oct. 19: 9am to noon, Greenbelt Federal Credit Union Shredding Event, behind the credit union.  112 Centerway
 
Oct. 19: 2 to 4pm,  Co-opoly Board Game at the New Deal Café. 113 Centerway 

Oct 25: 4-7pm, Wine Tasting. Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, 121 Centerway
 
Oct. 27: 10 am to 2pm,  Greenbelt Cooperative Alliance Booth at Greenbelt Farmers Market. Co-op info, button making and jack o'lantern pumpkin project for the kids. parking lot of the Municipal Building

Oct 30: 5 to 7pm,   Wine Tasting, Food Demo & Co-op Patron Appreciation Day. Savor wines from Alsatian cooperative vineyards while sampling 2 dishes with the themed ingredient - apple. Save 5% on purchases, Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket, 121 Centerway
 
 

Members

Evergreen Health Care
7501 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 600
Greenbelt, MD 20770
240.542.0170

Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy
121 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301.474.0522
 
Greenbelt Federal Credit Union
112 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
 
Greenbelt Homes, Inc.
1 Hamilton Place
Greenbelt, MD  20770
www.ghi.coop
301.474.4161
 
Greenbelt News Review
15 Crescent Rd, Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301.474.4131
 
Greenbelt Nursery School
15 Crescent Road 
Greenbelt, MD 20770
 
New Deal Cafe
113 Centerway
Roosevelt Center
Greenbelt, MD 20770
 
Rapidan Camps
Rapidan, VA
 
If you are interested in starting a co-op, please contact us. Fostering new cooperatives is part of our mission. We have a variety of resources for you!
 
Check out our current co-op incubators, below:
 
Incubators

Composting Co-op
Greenbelt, MD
 
Franklin Park Child Care Co-op
Greenbelt, MD
 
Kids.Coop
Greenbelt, MD
 
 
 
 
 
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News & Events

Alliance Events
Alliance in the News

Featured on the "Greenbelt in 2012" blog by Eric Zhang, Greenbelt's 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year:

2012 Greenbelt Farmers Market
2012 Celebrating Co-op's

Contact Us

For general inquiries, send us an email at alliance@greenbelt.coop.

You are also welcome to contact the individual co-ops through the websites listed on this page.

Logo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Ryan Willis of RSWMedia! He is the winner of our logo design contest. Ryan was presented with a $250 Visa Gift Card during Greenbelt Day Weekend in June.