YES! Magazine has just published “Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods“. This is an article adapted from the piece that Glynn Lloyd and I wrote last fall in this blog.
The New Economics Coalition held their national conference Commonbound at Northeastern University June 6-8, 2014. I had the opportunity to participate in several panels. Check out the conference site, with some video of plenary sessions. On Friday June 6, I gave a presentation at the Research Workshop on New Economy on “Emerging Solidarity Economy Initiatives … Continue reading
Yes! Magazine just published an updated version of the article I wrote last October, “What is the Color of the New Economy?“. Check out “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” at http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/race-and-the-new-economy.
REPOST from COLORLINES – Interview with Jessica Gordon Nembhard about her new book on African American Cooperatives by Carla Murphy, Monday, March 10 2014 Southern pews and pulpits weren’t the only source of people power during the long civil rights movement. So, too, were cooperative economic enterprises. These worker or consumer-owned alternatives to U.S. capitalism … Continue reading
I had the privilege of making a short presentation at the 2nd annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Northeastern University. My talk was based largely on the article “The Emerging Just and Sustainable Food System in Boston“. Check out the prezi presentation below or here. Thanks to the conference hosts … Continue reading
Innovations for Building Community Wealth and Health and Re-Localizing the Food System By Penn Loh and Glynn Lloyd The current conventional system of food production and distribution – how food comes to most of us every day — is more fragile than most people think. In fact it is less sustainable and less safe than … Continue reading
On two hot days in mid-July 2013, two dozen youth went out into the streets of the Dudley neighborhood in Roxbury to survey “backyard” gardens and interview gardeners. The youth, from Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and The Food Project, were working with the support of the Practical Visionaries Workshop (PVW) to document how much … Continue reading
By Juan Leyton Editor’s Note: In July 2013, Juan worked with the MIT Community Innovators Lab to lead a delegation of U.S. community and labor leaders to visit the Mondragon cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain. This was his second trip. In this article, Juan describes Mondragon’s model and history and his reflections on … Continue reading
October 12-18, 2013 is the first New Economy Week, sponsored by the New Economy Coalition. These seven days celebrate efforts to build “an economy that is restorative to people, place, and the planet.” Post-Occupy, there has been a growing buzz about what kind of economy we need to address wealth inequality, environmental unsustainability, and lack … Continue reading
[Thanks to Rachel Gordon for passing on this post about a western Massachusetts company’s process of converting into a worker cooperative. Original post at: http://realpickles.blogspot.com/2013/08/real-pickles-and-path-to-co-operative.html.%5D We are excited to share a few words written by Erbin Crowell, Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) and local expert on cooperative business. Erbin was a … Continue reading