Anna Louise Batchelor:
A famous politician once said that we are 'all in this together' and he is right. Whilst he was talking about the banking crisis and the resulting recession, I'm talking about community. For me there is such a thing as society. It's easy to be pessimistic about the economy and worry about Britain's future. Over a million young people are unemployed and being failed by an economy that struggles to provide skilled, stable work. In the International Year of Co-operatives let's fix the broken economy ourselves. I advocate looking at the model of co-ops for the way forward.
04 July 2012 | 3 Comments
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We all want to eat more local organic food; it's fresher, healthier and reduces food miles but just like money, high quality local organic food doesn't always grow on trees. Over the last couple of years myself and colleagues from the True Food Community Co-operative have been travelling the country talking to would-be and newbie set-up co-ops about how to get started. We've also talked about how to scale up from getting more members to how to provide a viable alternative to the supermarkets. We've been creating a demand for local organic food but with that comes the need for dependable, quality supply.
12 June 2012 | 11 Comments
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