More Co-ops Up and Running!
A nationwide wave of new food co-ops continues, supported by Food Co-op Initiative, National Co-op Grocers, CDS Consulting Co-op, and other allies and given focus by the annual Up & Coming, Up & Running conference. Here's a link to a video aimed at inspiring startup food co-op groups, titled "You Can Do It!" – it was shown at the recent conference and housed on the Food Co-op Initiative website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msOla0W1z1s Also shared at that gathering was a beautiful video produced by the Renaissance Co-op startup effort in Greensboro, N.C.: http://renaissancecoop.com/2014/12/08/video-the-problem-we-face/.
There is room for everyone's participation in and support for new food co-ops! Established co-ops and support groups are contributing to this cause, thereby strengthening the food co-op sector. Next year's Up & Coming, Up & Running conference, held in Bloomington, Indiana, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2016.