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!
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.
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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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.
While the residents in Northeast Greensboro just wanted to get grocery store, they are doing something much bigger and more important.
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.
Reclaiming our Commons requires coming together as a community.