LOFC Steering Commitee Celebrates and Marks Milestones in the Local Organic Food Co-operative Networks History. At a recent LOFC Board meeting, an exercise that identified and remarked on the various events and critical decisions in the Network’s history since first
Sooner or later, transforming a system of gross inequality and concentrated wealth will require more than isolated experiments at the fringes — it will require capturing that wealth and redirecting its flows. This recognition has been built into some of the most significant efforts under the banner of the so-called “new economy” movement.
Co-ops, like food, are inherently grounded in place, as they arise from the needs of communities.
"If you want to help people, help them – and start by asking them what they need." Guest writer Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation, reports on her visit to the US Federation of Worker Co-ops Conference in Chicago.
You may have a great plan, a solid offering, a committed team, and a virtuous mission. But you need money. And this capital has to be looking for positive social and/or environmental impact.
The National Young Farmers Coalition and the Democracy at Work Institute hosted an engaging webinar titled, "How young farmers are using cooperatives to build successful farms".
Learning about co-operative best practices is one of our priorities. We recently had the opportunity to spend the day with over twenty board members and staff from various US co-ops at the beautiful and historic Buffalo Seminary just across the river in Buffalo, NY.
A community-owned food store may be emerging in Port MacNicholl!