community economy

Angela Dawson

CALL: Angela Dawson on Reclaiming Co-ops and Farming

I hope we can see you in the ecosystem of the cooperative, benefitting and participating in what we create for Minnesota.

  • 04/19/2022
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In Finland, Minnesota, Community Is a Verb

This type of community attracts people who value it. Our job is to nurture that so it continues.

  • 03/28/2022
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The Value of Slow Money and Regional Food Systems

Our American culture cultivates a belief that you want to make as much money as fast as possible.

  • 03/28/2022
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Seeking Agricultural Equity

It is not easy to access and maintain land, and Minnesota farmers — especially those of color and those who want to use sustainable practices — are struggling.

  • 01/27/2022
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Creative Revitalization in Granite Falls

We engage as human beings first.

  • 11/30/2021
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Shaping a New System: Editor’s Letter and TOC

Americans put a lot of energy and political investment into an inflated capitalist system that is only a sliver of how our communities work.

  • 10/27/2021
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Q&A With Angela Dawson, 40 Acre Co-op

There are significant gaps in capitalizing and sustaining farmers in my community, and a co-op structure helps fill the huge gap.

  • 10/27/2021
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Minnesota’s History of Co-ops

Today Minnesota is home to a network of 45 co-ops, working with more than 200 organic farms.

  • 10/27/2021
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Talking About Healthy Ecosystems

I really hope we realize that we cannot wait for some catastrophic event to respond.

  • 10/27/2021
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Juneteenth Messages

Two compelling Juneteenth messages

  • 06/25/2021
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Why I Am Reclaiming Community

For decades, money has been leaving our community. We are going to bring it back.

  • 05/25/2021