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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

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.

We now have 23 Social.Coop members with accounts on Meet.Coop. If you would like to make an account (free for Social.Coop members): wiki.social.coop/meet.coop-reg

Greetings, everyone! 🌱
OpenSourceSeeds is committed to re-establishing seed as a common good for all. We do this by providing new varieties with an open-source licence. This is an easy way to legally protect seed from patents and other forms of privatization.

We'd love to get in contact with anyone interested in open source, commons, seeds, organic agriculture and agrobiodiversity. See you soon! 🥦

#opensourceseeds #introduction #opensource

Age poll pt. 2! Again, this may not apply to you (refer to previous toot if it doesn't).

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Hello all! In the interest of finding out how the Fedi skews, I want to run another age poll. Please pick the decade that you fall in (there are two polls; if you don't belong in the first, you may belong in the second).

Boosts welcome and encouraged!

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....

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One of a series of forest path prints. Dark blue fountain pen on cream card stock. All are in my shop now.

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!
instagram.com/p/CH-yri_gjyY/?i
#permaculture

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.

#photo #photography

Blissful Binturong Bouncing around Basketball court

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.
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