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The Common Market

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5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
(301) 663-3416

February 2020

Garden Planning with a Purpose

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$8.00 – $10.00 6 tickets left

Whether you are an experienced vegetable gardener or are gardening for the first time it’s never too early to start planning your garden. It just takes a little bit of knowledge and some planning to successfully produce your own food. This course will help participants gain an appreciation for planning, preparing, and participation in a family gardening experience, through the guidance of Master Gardener, Don Ludke. In this class you will learn what you need to consider before beginning, including…

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February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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March 2020

Kids Kombucha Camp

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$12.50 – $25.00 16 tickets left

This is our first hands-on kombucha making class for KIDS! In this workshop your kids will learn kombucha making basics, some interesting history about kombucha, and the science behind fermentation. They will also learn why kombucha is a healthy alternative to juice or soda in a fun and hands-on way. We will make root beer kombucha to take home, followed by making a kombucha float. "Big kids" and parent/guardians are also welcome to attend! Liz Dodson a.k.a The Kombucha Lady…

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Seed Starting and Early Spring Gardening

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$8.00 – $16.00 18 tickets left

Few gardening endeavors are as rewarding as growing your own garden from seed. Master Gardener, Don Ludke will cover how to start healthy plants from seed, basics of soil mixes, containers, germination and fertilization. If you are looking to save some money or grow unique varieties of plant species, come to this class and learn how a practiced propagator gets his plants off to a healthy start. Each participant will take home a free seedling to start growing at home! Don…

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Medicinal Mushrooms w/ Nadarra Leigh

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$10.00 – $20.00 16 tickets left

Participants will learn how to use medicinal mushrooms. We will explore the unique phytochemistry of mushrooms and discover what makes them a superior food for your health specifically immune support and longevity. Students will understand specific uses for each mushroom; for example when supporting the immune system, use turkey tail during chemo while reishi should be used during times of stress. Hands on experience preparing fresh/dried mushrooms for use as medicine or food will cap off the class. Nadarra Leigh…

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Acupressure for Pain Relief: Learn to Self-Treat Lower Back Pain

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$8.00 – $16.00 20 tickets left

Do you suffer from chronic low back pain? Are you tired of resorting to over-the-counter medication? Join Jenna Rucker, licensed acupuncturist, to learn acupressure points for relieving low back pain. In this class, you’ll gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing. Jenna Rucker, L. Ac., is an acupuncturist at the Frederick Natural Health Center in downtown Frederick. She specializes in treating chronic pain and women’s health issues. She received her Master of Acupuncture…

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March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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60 and Wiser Wellness with Thrīv Nutraceuticals

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$2.50 – $5.00 18 tickets left

Come join us as we learn about alternative health practices for those 60 and older, from educator and owner of Urbn Holistic, Mike Woolf!  

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April 2020

Homeopathy for Acute Ailments- Coughs, Colds, and Flu Symptoms

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$8.00 – $16.00 18 tickets left

The selection of the appropriate homeopathic remedy for either acute or chronic conditions is based on the individuality of the sick person and their unique symptoms. It requires knowledge of case taking as well as knowledge of the homeopathic materia medica. Homeopathic practitioners use minute amounts of natural substances (homeopathic remedies) to stimulate the body’s innate healing power to restore health. In this session, join professional homeopath Brendan Feeley to learn about the importance of symptom modalities in acute ailments…

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Plastics 101 [FREE]

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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This program is designed to provide a general overview what plastics are, how they have evolved, and the pros and cons of this complicated class of materials. Participants will learn which plastic materials can be recycled in local programs, why some are difficult to recycle at all, and offer steps that can be taken to reduce plastic waste. Participants will be shown samples of products designed to help reduce the use of plastics and will be provided with lists of…

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Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$5.00 – $10.00 24 tickets left

Ever wondered how you can have your yard and eat it too? Join author and edible landscape designer Michael Judd in an exploration of combining form, function and production in your yard. Judd will lead a virtual tour through edible landscapes designed and created in the D.C. Metro area while unearthing the ABC’s of how to make your yard more fruitful. Focus will be on water harvesting for successful growing, outdoor mushroom cultivation, creating herb spirals, starting a food forest,…

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Apothecary 101 w/ Nàdarra Léigh

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$10.00 – $20.00 16 tickets left

Do you have a liniment here, maybe a salve or infused oil there? Have you started a home apothecary but need help building it out? Maybe it is time to get your home apothecary in order.  Come and learn how to build your home apothecary so it can be useful and effective for maintaining your family’s health. From the garden to the shelf, this fun workshop will get your creative juices flowing as we talk about growing medicinal herbs, demonstrate…

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Electronic Recycling at the Common Market

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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e-End provides electronics recycling of end-of-life equipment and performs 100% data destruction on media stored on your recycled electronics. Have some old electronics you want to dispose, but aren’t sure how? Bring them to the Co-op and E-End will take care of it for you. Please note there is a disposal fee of: $5 for LCD Monitors; $15 for CRT Monitors; $15 for LCD/Plasma TVs; and $30 for CRT TVs only payable in cash. Below is a list of accepted items:    

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Board Meeting

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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Knife Sharpening While You Shop!

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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The Common Market is excited to collaborate with Community Partner, Rod’s Sharpening Service, to offer an on-site knife sharpening event.  Rod’s Knife Sharpening Service extends the life of your knives, scissors, and gardening tools, providing a local solution to preventing dull knives from ending up in our landfills.  The sharpening during this event does not require an appointment and can be done same-day while customers shop. Wait times run between 15 minutes – 1 hour. SAFETY FIRST: Please wrap your knives…

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Acupressure for Emotional Stress and Overwhelm: Learn to Self-Treat Negative Emotions

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$8.00 – $16.00 20 tickets left

Do you suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, or frequent negative moods? Are you looking for self-care tools to help you cope and re-center yourself after stressful experiences? Join Jenna Rucker, licensed acupuncturist, to learn acupressure points for relieving emotional stress and moving through negative emotions. In this class, you’ll gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing. Jenna Rucker, L. Ac., is an acupuncturist at the Frederick Natural Health Center in downtown Frederick. She…

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May 2020

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$6.00 – $12.00 25 tickets left

Home grown mushrooms are the tastiest! And fortunately, one of the easiest foods to grow in your landscape. Join edible landscape author and designer Michael Judd in learning the step by step methods to growing and harvesting gourmet fungi right outside your door! Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and…

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Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$2.50 – $5.00 19 tickets left

Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd as he invites you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home funeral, home burial, and…

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For the Love of PawPaws!

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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$5.00 – $10.00 25 tickets left

America’s largest native fruit grows abundantly throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is easily cultivated in the home landscape for prime fruit harvests. Join edible landscape author and designer Michael Judd on a colorful and fruitful journey from seed to table Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions.…

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Board Meeting

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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June 2020

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June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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July 2020

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July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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August 2020

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August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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September 2020

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September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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October 2020

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October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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November 2020

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November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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December 2020

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December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frederick, MD 21704 United States
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