Hey! Researching + trying to identify a framework for a cooperatively-owned software. Seeking any leads / thoughts!

This is the project: foodrescuealliance.org/logisti

I'm working on building out a cooperative alliance of 30+ food rescue organizations, and we're seeking advice on examples of governance structures. What're your favorite cooperative networks, & how do they function?

Many of the works of , a founder of Japan's union movement and worker cooperative movement and (somewhat problematic) advocate for the rights of so-called Buraku people, are online in English as well as Japanese:


Proud of my fellow CO folks, keep it up!

"Colorado still had the highest average share of people staying home among reopened states, at 37 percent"


Seeking thoughts/strategy advice on organizations that have multiple enterprises that integrate into one another. Using Urban Canopy as an example: They've got a compost pick up service that feeds into a farm that feeds into value added products.


What are your thoughts on Nick Srincek's fatalistic attitude on platform capitalism? *still need to read the book* youtu.be/bYCiUEB7kyg?t=39m17s

"And yet you should not let your indignation at the crass mystifications of neoliberal ideology and the cruelties of neoliberal policy blind you to the dynamics of social cooperation that reside beneath them. Don't let the empty neoliberal exhortations to become an entrepreneur of yourself make you overlook the entrepreneurship of the multitude."




and with the Industrial Workers of the World!.

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Any good resources for consensus/consent decision making processes? The urban farm on which I live is seeking to cooperatively purchase our property and we're looking to hone in decision-making practices.

Any resources for transitioning traditional 501c3s into co-op governance?

Behind the Rise and Fall of Growing Power: "The urban farming powerhouse had a global reputation. Then, it collapsed last year under mounting debt, prompting big questions about what happened and what comes next."


"Because of protective farming traditions that span the last 4,000 years, more than 2,000 edible plant varieties thrive in Tucson—from prickly pears to mesquite pods and Pima Lima beans."

& in Tucson


Greetings, I'm a organizer based in Colorado Springs. I run Colorado Springs Food Rescue (a 501c3), and have interests ranging from public health policy to democratically-owned companies. Our organization is currently conducting two feasibility studies on social enterprises, and I'm very interested in engraining a worker-ownership model into these enterprises.


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