Hey there social.coop folks (and hello again fediverse). I've been on mastodon.social recently but I'm excited to see what's happening here. Hoping to find and share resources on #coops in general, but I'm particularly interested in tech co-ops, small-scale farm/garden co-ops and the role that co-ops play in social, economic and environmental justice causes. I'll probably also toot a bit about #permaculture #design #gardening #regenerativeAg #webdev #nature and maybe #soccer
Age poll pt. 2! Again, this may not apply to you (refer to previous toot if it doesn't).
The wonderful @GeorgeCheney shared this brilliant quote when I shared my tendency to 'boom and bust' with my work ethic:
“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence....
This is a really good overview of the differences of perspective between white colonized permaculture and indigenous relationship to the land.
It's very clear and really insightful!
This stunning photo was taken by film director, actor and photographer, Fan Ho, in 1954.
Ho was famous for taking candid photos of street life and the city architecture of Hong Kong, in the 1950s and 60s. His striking use of light and shadow, exemplified in "Approaching Shadow", led to him being linked to the Bauhaus art movement.
summary of social.coop strategy summits
Is this super confusing? I just threw our notes from the strategy summits into a visual mind map... but it's not as helpful as i thought it would be...
part of it is the software and not being able to make it look pretty... if that's the only issue i can give it another go with other software but... maybe it's just not meant to be visually laid out like this? Maybe it'd be better as a prezi?
The tallest tree in Wales had been damaged by a storm and was supposed to be cut down, but a better solution was found. Natural Resource Wales, which was in charge of the site, ordered artist Simon O'Rourke to cut down the tree. He thought of a giant hand, symbolising a giant, and the tree's last attempt to reach the sky.
Can anyone (maybe someone from the UK) help me understand the governance of Employee Owned Businesses (that are part of Employee Owned Association). It seem like they are different from ESOPs in that these businesses are mostly wholly owned by employees...
My question is why these aren't being incorporated as worker co-operatives? Is there an operational difference?
Red Bubble now has fitted masks, with nose wire and adjustable ear straps. You can get them with some of my generative art patterns here:
If my partner and I wanted to farm but don't have much experience besides rooftop gardening and houseplants (plus a good amount of ambition and book knowledge), is there a farming network that connects people who are new to farming with those who have working farms (and patience... and housing)? ...and that is queer/BIPOC-friendly and supports regenerative farming and land-back initiatives? Feel free to boost :-)
uspol, debate, Green Party
Any people round here working on this?
"zo is a small co-operative team of designers & developers working on open and decentralised technology"
On that end, does anyone know any good books/readings about agrarian co-ops, especially outside the US?
We have a few on-going discussions on loomio that would LOVE to have your input!
About membership in our loomio group:
I searched "best ecology podcasts" and came across Future Ecologies. Two episodes in and I'm really enjoying it.
Fittingly for #IndigenousPeoplesDay episode 0 is how they're approaching the topic of ecology through a decolonization framework.
Episode 1 tells the story of two tribes in California who survived genocide and successfully took back land they are now stewarding.
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