Local Bites

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Local Bites is a podcast that tracks ideas and initiatives that resist corporate power, renew place-based economies, and preserve human and ecological well-being. Our goal is to feature the voices of activists and visionaries from all around the world who are driving creative grassroots initiatives that demonstrate the power of 'going local'. Produced by Local Futures, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the renewal of community, ecological health and local economies worldwide.
May 14, 2020 @ 1:11 pm

Episode 15 - More than Just the Vegetables

Photo by Peg Diaz
In this episode, we cover the inspiring story of the Copenhagen Food Coop, a member-owned alternative to mainstream grocery stores which allows people to not only have regular access to fresh local food, but also to make decisions about what foods the coop purchases and how the coop is run.
 
NOTE: This episode was recorded before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though some of the activities mentioned in this episode - such as community harvest celebrations and group farm visits  - are currently 'on hold', the work of the Copenhagen Food Coop and other groups to build strong local food economies has never been more important.
 
Related links:
- Website of the Copenhagen Food Coop
- Ökostart (toolkit for starting a food coop, created by the Copenhagen Food Coop) (site in Danish)
- Planet Local library
 
Intro music by Gillicuddy (CC BY-NC 3.0).
 
Please write to info@localfutures.org with any comments and ideas for future topics/guests!
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