Cooperatives, Commons and Communities Canberra
28 January 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gang Gang Cafe
Downer ACT 2602
Downer ACT 2602
Canberra Co-ops Group
Cooperatives, Commons, and Communities Canberra (Co-Canberra)
We will have the usual update of Co-Canberra projects at 6pm, followed this month at 7pm by a talk.
Jon Crane has recently been living in France, where he joined and worked within a community owned farm, called Cote Jardins.
The French speakers amongst us can check out the website at http://www.cotejardins.org/
Jon will speak about his experiences, and take questions afterwards.
CoCanberra has begun a Community Owned Farming Enterprise group, who are working on a cooperative model to provide good food, and good work for farmers. The coop will lease land, with an option of buying the land in the long term if possible.
We will be conducting a self-drive tour of the two farms who are interested in the project on the 3rd of February.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on the project.
See you then!
Co-Canberra is here to provide ongoing support and resources for new and existing organisations in Canberra and its surrounds who align with our goals.
These goals are:
To invent, facilitate, implement and support resilient ways of providing for our needs, while recognising the natural limits inherent to the places we live, and designing our new systems within those limits.
To invent, facilitate, implement and support ways of providing equality amongst all humans, and a fair and decent life for other beings.
To begin this change at the local level, scaling up to broader community horizons as local needs are progressively met, providing that the skills and resources to do so are available.
To make the designs, results and methods we work on as easy as possible to share with and distribute to others who share the same goals, to help them set up their own similar groups.
To communicate clearly and accessibly with the general public about why these changes (see 1 and 2) are a good thing, and why they are necessary.
To work alongside other groups who can help us further our goals.
To use the patterns of the Natural World as a guide in our design work – “What would Nature do?”