Panel: Cooperative Ownership with Real Pickles & Vermont Employee Ownership Center

The cooperative model has long been recognized for its resilience in challenging times. Crises have historically spurred waves of cooperative entrepreneurship, as people come together to meet their shared needs in a democratic and equitable way. In this session, attendees will learn about how different kinds of co-ops are weathering and responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as how they are engaging with the work required to increase the resilience of their organizations and communities in facing the Climate Crisis. Moderated by Matt Cropp of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, panelists include Addie Rose Holland of the Real Pickles worker co-op, Bonnie Hudspeth of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, and Robert Miller of VSECU.