Community Funding for Gaia Gardens: Buying the Farm!

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By Poki Piottin For the past 3 years, Gaia Gardens, a nonprofit, one-acre, certified organic urban farm has been providing an important community garden experience for people in Santa Fe. The Gaia Gardens property is now…

Westside Birthday Bash!

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The Westside celebrated its first birthday this past weekend! We grilled on the patio, enjoyed live music from some great bands, saw some awesome costumes for the costume contest, and ate delicious birthday cake! A year…

New Mexico Health Connections: The Co-op Model Works for Health Insurance, Too

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By Lydia T. Ashanin No one likes insurance very much. We need it if we drive a car or own a house, and the Affordable Care Act now requires us to have health insurance. One of…

Our Deepest Gratitude: Annual Membership Gathering Thanks

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By Robin Seydel During this time of year our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving celebrations and all the things for which we are grateful. In these meditations I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to work…

Back To the Future: Cooperatives for Ecological Regeneration

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By Courtney White Cooperative Behavior “Food for People, Not for Profit”—as with many co-ops that started up in the late 60s and early 70s, this was the original slogan of La Montañita Food Cooperative, which was…

Quality Seed from Quality Farmers

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Family Farmers Seed Cooperative: Farmer Owned and Operated By Dan Hobbs and Members of the FFSC The Family Farmers Seed Cooperative (FFSC) is a farmer owned and operated cooperative with members in seven western states. Our…

The Carbon Economy Series: A Sizzling Year Of Events

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By Iginia Boccalandro Thank you for coming to the Carbon Economy Series (CES) events for the 2013-2014 season. We grew in numbers, expanded to new locations, and we multiplied the number of participating higher educational institutions…

Co-ops are Everywhere: Shifting the Focus of Business

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By Sarah Wentzel Fisher Co-ops often hide in plain sight. They are all around us all over the world. The take the form of electric companies, agricultural businesses, sporting goods stores, media outlets, banks, breweries, bookstores,…

Bag Credit Organization of the Month: Conservation Voters of New Mexico Education Fund

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By Liliana Castillo At Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF), we believe that protecting our environment starts with the people of New Mexico. Our vision is for a New Mexico where decision-makers and public policies…

20th Annual Dia del Rio! Fall with the Open Space Division

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by Kent Swanson, Associate Planner, City of Albuquerque Open Space Division Ours is a city of contrasting landscapes, with vast desert scrublands giving way to the lush river forest of the Rio Grande bosque, and piñon/juniper…