Fortnightly Feast – vol. 8

Carleton University DGES faculty member Patricia Ballamingie receives Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Achievement Award

This Award will assist Ballamingie in advancing two major pieces of research.  Ballamingie is integrally involved in two SSHRC-funded collaborative research teams, one aimed at strengthening community-university engagement, and the other at building sustainable, local food systems. Read more

Stroudco Food Hub “Open Day” a Great Success

Stroudco Food Hub is a not-for-profit co-op delivery service, which brings together a range of local, artisan food and drink sellers. … As well as being given the chance to try out some of Stroudco’s wide range of local food and drink, members of the public were also treated to a presentation on the history of the food hub, which now boasts 49 local producers who serve some 400 customer households. Read more

Experiments in Alternative Community-Building

Cooperative Towns

The village of Greenhills, a greenbelt community in northern Hamilton County built by the federal government as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, turned 75 this month. Read more

Forgotten History: The Cincinnati Social Unit Experiment

Brighton – a small, tightly woven community of artists and art galleries, is located Northwest of Over the Rhine and downtown Cincinnati. … Walking these narrow streets, a person can, for a moment, almost feel the history of a once bustling and vibrant neighborhood, which today, is virtually abandoned. …

However, this neighborhood was, at the beginning of the 20th century, an epicenter for a radical form of Community Organizing known as the Social Unit Experiment.
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