Monday, February 18, 2008

Steering Committee Meeting rescheduled

All of us Steering Committee members are busy! This doesn't stop us from meeting regularly to discuss the progress of Grassroots, though. We'll be meeting next Tuesday (instead of this Tuesday), in our regular place of Herrick Library's cafe in the basement at 7pm. Last week, we had Anna from Groundswell Community Farm and Chuck Johnson from CJ Veggies join us to talk about carrying their products and lots of other interesting things (like how to get through those rutabegas!). Their local organic farms are in Zeeland and their insight was very helpful; they'll both be offering Community Supported Agriculture shares and selling at the farmer's market this year.
Since our article ran in the Holland Sentinel, we received at least 5 responses from people . We are very excited about this and look forward to being involved with more community members interested in pursuing a healthy, environmentally friendly and local lifestyle.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Sentinel article

Check out our article in the Holland Sentinel opinion page! Let's get the word out there.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Our logo

Our logo is here and it feels so good to have an identity after so many meetings and discussions. It seems to make this vision all the more tangible. Amy and John at Williams Group did a wonderful job and having the work donated by such a professional organization is a real gift! We are getting some response from the community and look forward to progressing Grassroots further each week.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Snowy days

Even during these snow filled days, Grassroots continues to meet to figure out a space. funding, etc. for our storefront co-op. A member of our steering committee is currently taking a 6 week course (through Co-op 500) on starting a co-op and other members are encouraged to listen to these webinars, as well. We are taking advantage of this opportunity and seeking out advice from other co-ops and small business owners. We also have a logo, which is very exciting news for us! Williams Group in Grand Rapids, MI was kind enough to donate their time and resources and it feels good to have an identity! We are finalizing the details and will post it as soon as we can!
Enjoy the fluffy snowfall!