Local Sprouts Cooperative is looking for worker-owners in other cooperatives to share their perspectives on a virtual panel. The intention of the panel: to connect Local Sprouts to a broader cooperative community, philosophy, and history. It can be pretty isolating up here sometimes (we are one of the only worker co-ops in Maine)! We often express a feeling of "reinventing the wheel" with regard to decisions about cooperative structure and business organization and our work can sometimes feel exceptional or excessive. The opportunity to identify elements of our business and ourselves in other cooperatives and cooperative members will be refreshing and inspiring—even integral to further conversations about worker-ownership at Local Sprouts.
Potential question topics might include: sustainability, burnout, and worker support; cooperative non-hierarchies; decision-making; accountability structures; and cultures of business ownership.
Details: 4pm-5pm EST Monday October 28th
We will send you questions before hand.
We will be setting up a GoTo meeting video chat so you need to be able to use that technology (and we will send you this info too).
A small amount of compensation for your time may be available.
Please confirm with me directly by Thursday of this week (sorry for the late request).
Thanks for your support of Local Sprouts!
Local Sprouts Cooperative
Cafe Catering Learning Community
local organic fair-trade worker-owned
Learning and Outreach Coordinator
cell: 207-615-9970, Cafe: 207-899-3529
Local Sprouts Cafe 649 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101