A food cooperative for farmers and consumers, as well as a community spreading agroecological values, connecting the city with the village.
Key words: Food cooperative, local, community
Name of the initiative? Jurassic Food Cooperative (Jurnjska Kooperative Spozywacza)
What kind of initiative Farming, Biodiversity, Educational/training, Community
I initiated this food cooperative in 2017 to be able to buy food from good farmers and to be able to sell products from my farm.
I connected with farmers and consumers who shared my need for access to healthy and local food. The food cooperative was established with hard work and a lot of time, cooperation, relationships based on trust. I was inspired by good practices from Europe.
The challenge is the amount of volunteer work, building a community based on trust, exchanging knowledge and skills. We had challenges with offices, and restrictive legal regulations make our work difficult. We develop our social skills, cooperate with offices and educate ourselves.
We learned to work together collectively despite the difficulties.
The community and cooperative experience strengthened me and taught me a lot.
The community and cooperative experience strengthened me and taught me a lot. As a community, we have a sense of value that comes from working together and sharing our resources.
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