Topic: Food Systems

Event Date: 11/05/2016 - 10:00am

After 18 years of community organizing and struggle, a full service grocery store is returning to Northeast Greensboro! For the past five years, community members in Northeast Greensboro have been hard at work organizing a community-owned grocery store. On November 5th the Renaissance Community Cooperative will celebrate it's grand opening!

Event Date: 09/10/2016 (All day)

Join Northern Plains Resource Council for a one-day Homegrown Prosperity Conference to help us explore how we can build an economy that brings prosperity to all Montanans — including rural communities, young folks, blue collar workers, and Native peoples.

schumacher lectures
Event Date: 10/24/2015 - 9:00am

The first Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures were delivered in 1981 by Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, and Hazel Henderson. They emphasized the importance of vibrant regional economies at a time when the focus of the nation was on an expanding global economy.

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Produce aisle of Mandela Foods Cooperative, Oakland, CA
Posted on 6/18/15

Think food co-ops can only exist in wealthy neighborhoods? Think again, and then check out this exciting new resource from the Cooperative Development Institute (an NEC member) detailing different models of cooperative ownership that are bringing real food and good jobs to low-income communities around the US.

Seven people stand, smiling, facing the camera, in front of the vegetable section of a grocery store.
Posted on 4/24/15

While the residents in Northeast Greensboro just wanted to get grocery store, they are doing something much bigger and more important.

A woman wearing rubber gloves and a sanitary cap stands holding a clipboard inside a large greenhouse, with a number of plants just starting to sprout.
Posted on 4/23/15

We currently face two equally urgent and significant crises: rising inequality and climate change. Rising inequality is not only morally unacceptable; it hinders economic growth. Climate change is occurring at a faster rate than other time in history and is already impacting every part of the country with low-income communities and communities of color getting hit first and most hard.

A hand-painted wooden sign reading "Egleston Community Orchard" hung on a metal fence. Inside the fence are a number of green plants.
Posted on 4/23/15

Reclaiming our Commons requires coming together as a community.