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
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.
When Lakota activists set up a camp for homeless relatives in this Black Hills town last month, the police descended immediately and shut it down.
The response? The activists quickly moved the encampment to trust land just outside of town.
Today the camp, built on traditional values and teachings, is flourishing.
‘It’s a sovereign place’
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.
@cwebber like, it feels like such a weird feedback loop to me that people won't vote for who they want to vote for because they think that person won't win because people won't vote for them, because those people think that person won't win because not enough people will vote for them
There's a new patreon competitor being developed that's gonna be run like a coop, with the creators using the platform having democratic control of its trajectory. Since it'll have no investors and a ton of the overhead will be avoided with the coop structure, fees will be a fraction of what they are on other platforms
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