Anyone a member of Foothills Energy Coop?
Would love to hear about member relations/engagement!
I've been trying to find a simple and clear explanation of co-ops to share with non-believers. I think Murray Fulton does a good job (esp if you watch the video @ 2x speed 🤓 )
Loving sifting through these co-op resources on cooperatives first!
About co-op identity: "Just because an organization is registered as a co-operative doesn’t mean it’s especially ‘co-opy.’"
Just posted Chapter 2 of
"Solidarity Economy Roads" by Luis Razeto Migliaro, trans. by @Matt_Noyes
This chapter is titled "The Road of the Poor and the Popular Economy"
A receipt from open collective tells me it's been exactly 1 year since I joined social.coop!
Hey everybody! We came up with an idea at the last GEO gathering that I'd like to start on. Here it is:
Host an informal monthly/bi-weekly video hangout (on Zoom or Jitsi) for people working in or with #WorkerCoops to talk shop, share information, network, etc.
We feel that having ways for cooperators to connect with each other is of utmost importance for the movement and this is one way we could do that.
Anybody think that's a good idea? Bad idea? All comments welcome.
A history of mutual support and organizing to address patriarchy in NYC's solidarity economy
Forgot to send you info about the awesome cooperative association I was telling you about in Venezuela.
And because you're proficient in Spanish:
We're thinking of doing our first 2019 YSI co-op webinar with them sometime in March. Hope folks from social.coop will participate too!
Follow up to the permaculture course I posted yesterday, I found this on the same platform:
Governance in Co-operatives
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2019
It starts tomorrow an requires a commitment of 3hr/week
This might be of interest to a lot of people around here.
I am considering signing up, if you want study partners, get in touch in the mentions 👇
@Matt_Noyes , have you seen these abstracts from last year's Royal Geographical Society's Food Geographies working group session on "sustainable food in public catering"? http://conference.rgs.org/AC2018/81
It's mostly euro-centric but might help to jog some new ideas with your group/collective/food web gang!
Anyone tried http://fairmeeting.net it is an instance of jitsi that has some nice features. It's been working well for me for the last week.
Just posted @Matt_Noyes English translation of the Luis Razeto Migliaro book "Solidarity Economy Roads" on GEO:
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FYI, we have suspended gasthe.lgbt for obvious reasons. In the process, we also noticed that the gnusocial domain of smuglo.li was suspended, but the pleorma one was not, so smuglo.li (a loli instance that harbors a sampling of fascists, holocaust deniers, etc.) is now suspended across all subdomains. #socialCoop
Passionate about cultivating relationship centered systems. Studying governance in agricultural co-operatives. she/her
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]