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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 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 and maybe

"There's no reason to believe that bureaucrats, politicians [nor the technocracy], no matter how well-meaning, are better at solving problems than the people on the spot, who have the strongest incentive to get the solution right." 💛

-Elinor Ostrom

The online course "Toward Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century begins this February 7. Open, On-Line, Interactive, Accessible from Anywhere on the Net!

You can learn more and register here 💥:

synergiainstitute.org/2022-moo

Oral CBD Prevented COVID-19 Infection in Real-World Patients, Study Suggests

While not a substitute for vaccines, "CBD has the potential to prevent infections, such as breakthrough infections," the study's lead author said.

#CBD #COVID19 #health

vice.com/en/article/bvn743/ora

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#JoinFediverseWiki is almost ready for it's official launch in 8 days.

joinfediverse.wiki

Right now I'm gathering feedback from people who are not deep into the Fediverse yet.
What you can do to help:
* #boost this post.
* show the wiki to your non-fedizen friends and forward me their feedback.
* of course you can give me feedback yourself even if you're a Fediverse veteran.
* help edit the wiki. For now I wrote almost everything myself.

Happy holidays everybody. 🎉

#JoinFediverse #JoinTheFediverse #FediverseWiki

Bonus Track: learn more about us and our motivation to change the future of work from a different and feline point of view with this conversation with the very DisCO CAT! 😼 💚 👇

hackernoon.com/an-intro-to-dis

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An underutilised asset coops have is their email lists.

I'm involved in building a that helps coops promote each other in their email newsletters.

If you know a coop that would like to promote other coops in its newsletter or be promoted in other coops newsletters, let me know!

did anybody here ever grow or eat a #pawpaw (#asimina) in europe?
They are the biggest native fruit in Northern America and the mango-shaped fruits have an amazing mango-banana-vanillia flavour!
🥭 🍌 🌱

I just planted my first tree and am very excited to see what happens (in a few years... 🕜 )

1/2 From my friend Tanvi Lad at SoilCycle:

Help needed ...Through microscopy and biomass assays, we know our compost tea contains diverse populations of beneficial microbes, but state fertilizer law requires a guarantee of the organisms present, down to the species, in terms of CFUs. For that, turns out morphology under the microscope won't cut it, plate counts don't really represent the natural environment, and all the labs we've called only identify/quantify pathogens not beneficials... 🤔

SomaFM is amazing. Commercial-free, listener-supported radio stations that are just a standard stream (any shoutcast client works, and they embed a web player on their page). They've been hosting DEF CON Radio for quite a while.

They're awesome, donation-based, and currently badly in need of funds. Like them? Please consider donating a bit. Never heard of them? Check it out, you'll probably find an interesting station or two.

Boosts appreciated!

somafm.com

Started donating $15 month to GEO, a fantastic online publication that maybe has the best collection of articles about cool projects of all medias out there.

Focused a lot on co-ops, but also other forms of counter-economy based on mutual self-help.

Recommend you check out the site and become a donor too.

geo.coop/

The Drivers is fundraising investment for their new rideshare alternative. Kick them a few bucks if you've got the means to do so, and patronize them if you live in ! wefunder.com/driverscoop

Hey there, that's my #introduction

🌻 I'm a semi-professional gardener, working in a urban csa (community supported agriculture) in #Leipzig.

🏘️ Also sometimes part-time living in a #community #housingproject in #Wurzen (#Kanthaus).

:ablobcatheartsqueeze: I'm interested in #organic and sustainable gardening (also in larger scales), #permaculture, #hitchhiking, resource-sharing, #foodsharing and #diy.

NYCers have a new ridehailing alternative to Uber: The Drivers Cooperative is a driver-owned, app-based ride-hailing service that pays drivers more, charges riders less, and pays out any profits to driver-owners as periodic dividends.

nytimes.com/2021/05/28/technol

Platform cooperativism is a powerful antidote to app-based gig work: a way to provide customers with the convenience that made app-based services so popular while putting workers in control of their days, schedules and conditions.

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When the wind of change blows, some build walls, others build windmills.

— Chinese proverb

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Listened to @Stacco interview @ntnsndr on coops, commons, and ownership.

Useful stuff for me on how coops relate to the commons, and also about the different scale of coops out there - from your huge rural farm coops, to your local coffee shop coop. And the potential disconnect between the two groups.

voices-of-the-commons.sounder.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.