I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!
Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...
Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with https://karrot.world), web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech, social.coop, etc...
Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!
LILAC of Leeds https://www.lilac.coop/ looks very cool, met one of the co-founders at coop event in Manchester, could put you in touch. No tech theme AFAIK.
Of course, Newspeak would be cool! You're in touch with John, might be worth booking a talk-slot there.
You've been to Talamh right?
I stayed at Earthworm coop, which is very East Wales, good if you go West side down perhaps.
@nicksellen hey there, i'm sure Cornerstoners will be happy to have you again, I'll email them to check. There's a bunch of interesting infrastructural food stuff in Leeds, and you might want to hook up with @Graham_Mitchell who's a bit further to the west of West Yorks. Thanks @douginamug for drawing my attention 🙂
@Graham_Mitchell @leedscath thanks for all the responses so far! (and on https://community.coops.tech/t/a-little-uk-co-op-tour/1064/).
I will need to work out some logistics soon. Will just solve the "travelling developer problem" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_salesman_problem) first 😉
@nicksellen Heading down the west coast or the east coast when in the north of England?
@dajbelshaw not sure yet, could be M74 (Talamh) then across to Newcastle
@jhweir thanks, sounds good! Bath is my home town too, so I am down in that area semi-regularly to visit my folks. I have quite a few stops on the way, so will just leave it vague for now if thats ok 👍
@nicksellen No problem, just send me a message here if you decide to visit 👍
Thanks so much for all the responses so far, I wrote a list of possible stops on the CoTech thread https://community.coops.tech/t/a-little-uk-co-op-tour/1064/9
I'll reply individually/privately to co-ordinate visits, thanks!
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