Resources Are Meant to be Shared: Reflections on a Cooperative Growing Model

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about cooperative community models and their ability to inspire a sense of both pride and ownership across communites. Whether it’s a DIY bike shop, a tool lending library, or a place to purchase, prepare and learn about food in community, the underlying principles of cooperatives are the same. In some shape or form, people are coming together to “cooperate” for their … Continue reading Resources Are Meant to be Shared: Reflections on a Cooperative Growing Model

Visiting Just Us Coffee in Chayotepec, Mexico

This post comes to us from Mark Butler.  Mark is Policy Director at the Ecology Action Centre and likes his coffee with plenty of organic and fair-trade.  Ask for the same. This past February I joined a tour to the coffee-growing community of Chayotepec in Western Mexico organized by Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op for its employees and adventurous customers.  Ya, I went for the … Continue reading Visiting Just Us Coffee in Chayotepec, Mexico