cooperatives

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Crop to Cuisine: Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

21 Feb 2009 |
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Today we demystify Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs). The USDA defines a CSA as a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food V (Common Ground Food Coop)

25 Sep 2008 |
View all related to community | cooperatives | Deconstructing Dinner | Food
The Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana, Illinois is a very promising and inspiring sign that communities can indeed come together and build or expand upon their very own co-operative grocery store.
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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives: Alternatives to Industrial Food III

02 Dec 2007 |
View all related to cooperatives | Deconstructing Dinner | Food Security | Local Food

The Heritage Food Service Co-operative is looking to reclaim greater control over the regional food system on Vancouver Island. Once producing 85% of the food consumed on the Island, Vancouver Island now only produces less than 10% of the food consumed! This new co-operative will challenge the common supply chain model whereby farmers most often receive the short end of the stick, and replace it with what is known as a value chain.

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Peak Moment: BriarPatch Co-op - Building for the New Century

17 May 2007 | |
View all related to cooperatives | green building | Local Culture | Local Energy | Local Food | Peak Moment Television | Relocalization

Manager Paul Harton welcomes us to the newly-built BriarPatch Coop natural foods market. It's LEED™ certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and incorporates innovative design throughout. Architect Jeff Gold shows state-of-the-art water and space heating, lighting and skylights, and a polished concrete floor with a "river" running through it. Episode 59.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives - Alternatives to Industrial Food II

19 Apr 2007 |
View all related to cooperatives | Deconstructing Dinner | Food | Local Food

Long an example of how people can assume control over our needs andresources, the co-operative model as an alternative to the industrial foodsystem will be the focus of this series. Part II - Agricultural LandOwnership and Farmers.

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Deconstructing Dinner: Co-operatives - Alternatives to Industrial Food I

29 Mar 2007 |
View all related to cooperatives | Deconstructing Dinner | Food | Local Food

Long an example of how people can assume control over our needs andresources, the co-operative model as an alternative to the industrial foodsystem will be the focus of this series. Part I - Retail and Distribution

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Peak Moment: Vancouver's Co-operative Auto Network

13 Oct 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | cooperatives | Oil | Peak Moment Television | Relocalization | transport
A superb urban transport solution whose time has come. Founder Tracey Axelsson recounts the ins-and-outs of North America's oldest and largest car-sharing cooperative--membership, online scheduling, vehicle types, usage costs, preferred parking. Episode 34.
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Peak Moment: Cooperative Living, Cooperative Driving

25 Jun 2006 | |
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Long involved with intentional communities, Tree Bressen discusses a shared-ownership cooperative household with ten residents, as well as a small, one-car car sharing cooperative. Carshare info and scheduling software available free online at biocarshare.org. Episode 30.