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To Solve Food Access Problem, Cincy Neighborhood Looks to Model from Spain | NextCity

Zoe Sullivan writes about the Apple Street Market and Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative for NextCity: CUCI’s seeds were planted in 2009 following conversations between U.S. Steelworkers and representatives of Spain’s Mondragon cooperative business network, according to Kristen Barker, CUCI’s Executive Director. Mondragon’s network includes 120 worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain, employing over 70,000 worker-owners. The union cooperative model…

Healing America’s Regressive Gene

Mortality is universal and bipartisan: black lives do matter and lower economic class, middle-aged white lives with a high school diploma or less are driving actuarial chart curves downward by dying off more quickly than they should. Causes are also bipartisan: disintegrating family cohesion, worsening job prospects in a rapidly decaying, inequality-driven culture that commoditizes the people who work, and inferior…

The Role of Food Hubs in Supporting a Local Food System | Perennia Discussion

Kristen Barker will be in Nova Scotia to discuss how Our Harvest and CUCI are creating a more sustainable food system as part of a facilitated discussion about food initiatives such as food hubs. WHEN: Sunday, November 9th at 10AM – 1PM (with a light lunch provided) WHERE: Just Us! Centre for Small Farms (14 Lower Grand Pré near exit 10…

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