A farm is not a clod of dirt; it is more like mud that slips through your hands, gets on your boots, and is tracked all through the community.
In the quest for sustainability, long-term goals can yield to short-term needs and opportunities, fertilizing new growth in unpredictable ways.
“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
For an income-sharing group in Virginia, economic success presents challenges and opportunities.
Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free FinancingPosted on June 14, 2014 by
Place-specific currencies can provide critical financing to the small businesses that keep local communities connected and thriving.
Tamarack Institute’s Conversations campaign reveals shifting expectations of community among youth and seniors, varying perspectives on group identity and boundaries, and diverse attitudes toward technology.
Issue #163 explores the fertile ground where cooperation and commerce intersect. How can we earn a living while still upholding our values? How can we bring cooperative principles to business activities? How can we nurture our communities, neighborhoods, and towns by creating sustainable livelihoods that serve the greater good? What obstacles do we encounter, and how do we overcome them?