Member Clubs and Committees

Weavers Way provides many opportunities for members to work cooperatively, exchange information, share ideas and have an impact on how the Co-op operates. Members are encouraged to get to know our staff, use the suggestion books, attend and vote at general membership meetings and run for the Board. Committees, as described in Article VII of the Weavers Way Bylaws “are formed to provide members with a way to participate actively and meaningfully in the life and mission of the Co-op, and are vital to the Co-op and its community.” Committees stage member events and workshops and contribute articles to the Shuttle, the monthly Co-op newspaper.

If you are interested in starting a committee, please review the Committee Procedures and fill out the Committee Proposal Application.


Some of our committees have standing meeting times; otherwise, check the Weavers Way events calendar. Committee chairs have mailboxes on the second floor of 559 Carpenter Lane.

Environment Committee

**Applications are NOW being accepted for Green Community Project grants.**

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Applications are being accepted through March 8, 2017.

The Environment Committee researches environmental concerns and informs the Co-op and its members about current environmental issues. This committee develops green projects locally, monitors store-related environmental concerns and makes recommendations.

Regular meeting times: First Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.


Education Committee

The Education Committee maintains a largely free continuing-education program related to the Co-op’s purpose and operations, enriching the cultural environment in the surrounding community.


Farm Committee

The Farm Committee lends critical support to our two farms. This committee provides extra help directly to our farm manager, Nina Berryman, and her hard-working staff, and also helps organize special events and volunteers at the farms.


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the board and staff about issues related to Co-op finances.

Regular meeting times: Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.


Food Justice Committee

The Food Justice Committee works to alleviate hunger and advocates for fair food-production and food-distribution systems. This group studies how food insecurity directly affects our neighborhoods and examines ways to promote equal access to whole, natural foods.

Regular meeting times: First Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.


Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee identifies and encourages members to serve on the committees and the Board of Directors, and manages Board elections.


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee provides support for the Membership Department in monitoring, maintaining and promoting our working member program, planning and executing General Membership Meetings, and other member engagement projects and programs.


Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is dedicated to exploring and educating the Co-op community on a wide variety of health resources and modalities. The committee includes, but is not limited to, professional practitioners of both conventional and natural or alternative disciplines, and welcomes anyone interested in physical, mental, spiritual and collective well-being.

Regular meeting times: Every six weeks, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.


Philadelphia Backyard Chickens

Philadelphia Backyard Chickens acts as a resource for members who are interested in raising and keeping chickens. Members share experience and information, advocating for the legalization of raising and keeping backyard chickens in Philadelphia.


The Weavers Way Chess Club

The Co-op chess club meets every week in Mt. Airy for games, learning and competition.

Regular meeting times: Mondays at 7 p.m., 555 Carpenter Lane.