Thanks to all that came out to the strategy session yesterday!

Wonderful energy, lots of opportunities and just a great excuse to start a Saturday morning with cooperative minded folk!

Notes from the session can be found here:

Feel free to ask questions about anything you'd be more curious to hear about!

The devs at Open Food Network lent a helping hand to us backward US people by adding imperial measures to the group buy option, so now we can split orders easily via the platform -- very exciting, since I can't use 50lbs of blue corn flour... Thanks to Laurie Wayne for helping make this happen!!


"For a better future, we need to put technology back in its place & favor democratically determined, diverse forms of development shaped by human and ecological priorities – not by the gimmicky fetishes of a handful of billionaires." via @localfutures_

Very happy to see people starting to donate to Open Food Network USA via Open Collective!




23/Anyone blindly promoting cryptocurrencies without understanding the full background of “sound money,” gold, race science, and white supremacy is unwittingly advancing an agenda they don’t comprehend. Pretending it isn’t there won’t make it go away.


I played every instrument in the Music Room. I rang this bell!

Great talk on the [[four noble truths]] by [[joseph goldstein]]. If you are interested in Buddhism, consider giving it a try!

@ntnsndr @jgaehring @Jeff_Piestrak @ofnusa @mike_hales @michaelafisher @CaitlinWaddick

Maybe the best thing would be to have another Social.Coop strategy discussion and include our relation to Meet.Coop and to OpenCollective as topics?

Dog update 

Banner day for the pup. She found a deer foreleg on the morning walk, brought it home and has been gnawing away at it.

Just saw that an old High School classmate, Walter Schweitzer, is a leader and helped start a new co-op for mobile meat processing -- a way to get out from under the multinational corporations that run and exploit the food supply. Now, if they can facilitate the creation of a workers cooperative for the people doing the work...


Car Dependency is a Spectrum

A community is not simply car-dependent or not. Understanding the various levels of car-dependency can help us create more resilient and multimodal communities.

Coming soon:

The Global Social Economy Forum () is a global network that aims to serve as a hub for sharing visions and experiences through cooperation and collaboration to build an inclusive, equitable and human centered world.

This year, 2021, Mexico City will host the GSEF2021 in its face-to-face and digital editions.

Ha! Fun to be the one to introduce a young lesbian friend looking for "strong women music" to Erykah Badu, Kate Bush, Yoko Ono (what a bastard you are), Dessa... Her suggestions: Misterwives, Alice Merton, ZZ Ward - all unknown to me, pretty poppy.


What does "decentralization" look like? Using the work of, created a visual glossary for the many possible forms of decentralized networks.


After a bit too prolonged holidays, WE'RE BACK TO THE DANCEFLOOR, with a refreshed attitude and a bundle pack full of ideas that shine under whatever is left of the dim September sunlight!

We're kicking off the commons.hour - a monthly open gathering to learn, share and co-design a governance model and handbook for - tech infra initiatives like

📆 Monday 27th at 18h UTC


Sign up & join us!

cc @Matt_Noyes @matslats @jdaviescoates @coopsmark @msavoritias @zkat @coopcloud @donestech @Stacco @jamiem @fredsultan @Sybille_Saint_Girons @disco_coop @agaric @strypey @flgnk @oli

Hi all. I'm Lucia. New on the block, here to introduce myself:

-- I enjoy computer music, post-photography, and backpacking. Have built a tiny home and eager to do it again.
-- I also enjoy DIY arts like rave and zine scenes.
-- I like to make music and visual art on my computer and I enjoy exploring livecoding and DSP. Some of it's on my website and i'll prob post some here too, along with process posts.

I also have a presence on Merveilles. This presence will point to that one but i'm quite glad to be here to interact with instance-specific happenings.

See you around!


Anybody using and getting this security error?

Any suggestions on who to bug about it?

hey speaking of food (when am I not?): Sept 21-23 - Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems, a Global South-led counter-summit to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The GPS will gather the broadest number of rural peoples, people’s organizations, CSOs, and advocates on-ground and online to develop a People’s Action Plan and draw up a People’s Declaration for the radical transformation of the current food regimes towards just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food systems.

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