December 2010 Blog Posts (6)

GETI Round Table

We have come a long way in 2010 and now is the time to take the next step. The round table was created to become the centre of the GETI web and will become active in January. We are working on details like time, location, etc. Please let me know if you are interested in becoming a part of this very vital action group.

Added by Gerry Pinel on December 30, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Relocalization and Reruralization

Very interesting summary of a longer essay by Mariarosa Dalla Costa: http://p2pfoundation.net/Measures_for_Relocalization_and_Reruralization

Added by Jocelyn Durston on December 29, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments

Community Food Security Coalition

Came across this organization's website today and liked their principles a lot.  Community food security focuses on:

 

1.  Low Income Food Needs

2.  Broad Goals

3.  Community Focus

4.  Self-reliance/ empowerment

5.  Local agriculture

6.  Systems-oriented

 

Check them out here:  http://www.foodsecurity.org/views_cfs_faq.html

 

Added by Jocelyn Durston on December 29, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

A Farm for the Future

I watched the BBC documentary, 'A Farm for the Future' this morning and I highly recommend it - to everyone!  Nature film maker Rebecca Hosking returns to the farm she grew up on and explores

the future of farming in…
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Added by Jocelyn Durston on December 29, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

District trying out Solar composters.

Solar composting is an Interesting option for reducing the amount of food 'waste' that goes to the landfill. Maple Ridge will be subsidizing them for anyone who is interested. (50% off.)

Added by Christopher Moerman on December 10, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Seven Steps in Forming A Co-operative

Copied from the Coopzone Website. http://www.coopzone.coop/en/developmentpath



The Co-op Development Path





THE SEVEN STEPS IN FORMING A CO-OPERATIVE





PHASE I - DEVELOP THE CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS IDEA



Step 1: Assemble a group of interested people



* Identify the needs to be met:

- unavailability or instability of work,

- unavailability of certain products and… Continue

Added by Kimberly Ann Lauzon on December 6, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

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