West End Food Co-op's Co-op Cred Program is an innovative neighbourhood-based economic development tool.
Co-ops, like food, are inherently grounded in place, as they arise from the needs of communities.
The question for CSA farmers is not how do I get one started, but how do I keep it going? The amount of work and the level of responsibility to your CSA members can be tremendous. A lot of CSAs have dealt with that responsibility
Researchers and co-operators have developed a novel way to make housing more affordable in the United Kingdom. The Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) combines the advantages of three strategies. A community land trust owns the land and leases it to a tenant
Consensus is an inclusive and participatory model of decision making and has historically been used by activists since the 1950s. The Latin root of the word is consentire, 'con' meaning together and 'sentire' meaning to feel. Consensus allows a group
Regional economic impacts are produced by all farming systems. Understanding the difference among farming systems can help policy makers and advocates define and guide policy in response to societal goals. For example, if rural development is a goal, policies and programs
A Community Land Trust is a non-profit, community-based organisation run by volunteers that develops housing or other assets at permanently affordable levels for long-term community benefit. It does this by separating the value of the building from the land that
On April 3rd, 2012, the first community meeting for the “Parkdale Community Land Trust” brought together a wide range of participants: Parkdale residents, academic, city staff, community advocates, researchers and other passionate individuals. The meeting was to ‘kick start’ a