- December 18, 2013 2:35 PM
The next MAFCA meeting will be at the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy at 121 Centerway in Greenbelt, MD 20770.
Here is the schedule for the day:
11:00 am: Tour of the store.
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Meeting (agenda to be decided)
Did You Know:
Greenbelt is a public cooperative community founded in the New Deal Era. Greenbelt was one of three “green” towns planned in 1935 under the United States Resettlement Administration. It was planned as a self-sufficient cooperative community that would ease the local housing shortage and create much needed jobs after the Great Depression.
The next event will be in Philadelphia, PA. It’s scheduled for Saturday November 2, 2013.
Cooperative Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa.
Participation: Connecting Our Co-ops and Communities
November 2, 2013
Co-ops are growing. Participation can be a driving force for cooperatives. At this Cooperative Cafe* we will explore why growth matters and how, as leaders, we can harness the power of participation to help move our co-ops forward. The Cooperative Cafe is a format for focused conversations that advance our thinking, build shared understanding and create alignment. The day is highly interactive with brief presentations and guided
exchanges that offer co-op leaders a how-to for cultivating similar involvement in their local communities. Joining the Cooperative Cafe also benefits your regular board meetings and retreats by advancing a strategic framework for envisioning the co-op’s role in your local community and beyond. The Cooperative Cafe is for everyone involved in creating and sustaining a development culture at your co-op. If you have not attended the Cooperative Cafe, now is the perfect opportunity to take part in a conversation about the impact
greater participation has in your community. If you already attended in 2012 or 2013, come back for a new theme, different questions, and fresh conversations.
When: November 2, 2013
The event will run from 9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. with light
breakfast and mixer activities beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Where: The Brossman Center – Benbow Hall
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia — 215-248-7339
Costs: There is a modest cost of $45 per person, thanks to sponsorship by National Cooperative Grocers Association. Light breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. You are responsible for your travel expenses.
For more information about this event, please contact
Mark Goehring, MarkGoehring@cdsconsulting.coop
Hi Folks, the next Mid-Atlantic Food Coop Alliance meeting will be hosted by Doylestown Food Co-op on March 16, 2013. Google map to Doylestown.
As Doylestown is a start-up initiative there will be no store tour.
The day will begin at 11:00AM with a tour of The Market at Delaware Valley College, along with its community garden & educational program. ADDRESS: 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown PA 18901.
After lunch (which will be at the Market), the MAFCA business meeting will be held at Cornerstone Health & Fitness, 847 Easton Road, Route 611, Doylestown PA 18901.
Stay tuned for more info!
Speakers: Will be announced here.
Program: Will be announced here.
Hi Folks, the Mid-Atlantic Food Coop Alliance meeting will be hosted by Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Co-op in Takoma Park Md on October 20, 2012.
There will be a store tour at 11:00MA.
Lunch will be at noon, and the meeting will be held at Historic Takoma, across the street from the Co-op.
Speakers: Jeffrey Farbman, Senior Program Associate at the Wallace Center at Winrock International, will speak on Food Hubs and the NGFN collaboration with the Wallace Center. This research will be valuable in the development of local food infrastructure that will better support what Food Co-ops are developing in our own market areas.
Program: David Walker the Board President will reprise his powerpoint presentation given to City Council on the expansion plans and proposals for the Takoma Park store location.
- February 25, 2011 11:02 AM
CONFERENCE DATE: Sunday, July 15, 2012
CONFERENCE LOCATION: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 43rd & Woodland Ave, Philadelphia
11:00 am – Tour of Mariposa Food Coop, 4824 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA (http://www.mariposa.coop/)
Noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – MAFCA Business Meeting, including:
Presentations by Mariposa Food Co-op & Ann Karlen, Executive Director of Fair Food Philly
Proposed MAFCA Bylaws
MAFCA Steering Committee Elections
Wrap Up & Adjourn
DIRECTIONS & LOCATION INFORMATION
The meeting will be held at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 43rd & Woodland Av, Philadelphia, PA.
Tours of Mariposa Food Co-op will be available at 11 AM.
The address is 4824 Baltimore Ave.
Lunch (at noon) and the meeting (1-4 PM) will be at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 43rd & Woodland Ave..