Firestorm is looking for a community member who can make a friendly but formal loan to our co-operative. This year we will have been on Haywood Road for five years, which means that we have a commercial loan nearing the end of its term. In 2015 we borrowed $45k to open in our new location. Over the next two years, as a result of slower than expected sales, we paid interest only. We now have a balance of $15k and a great track record of making monthly payments. We'd love to find someone able to loan us this amount without interest, allowing us to pay off the full balance within the next eighteen to twenty-four months. This would free us up to start our next adventure without the burden of lingering debt! Could you help us or know someone who could? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Apr 8th, 2020
Surviving at a Distance
It has been about a month since we closed our doors and it feels like we're just starting to get a handle on "the new normal." This post is being made to share the possibly dry details of our co-operative's survival.
Mar 12th, 2020
COVID-19 and Our Co-operative
At our weekly meetings, there's been a lot of discussion about how to mitigate risk and practice mutual aid. Like many retail and service workers we are financially at risk, personally and collectively.
Mar 11th, 2020
Organic Growers Sale!
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, our co-op is marking down gardening and farming titles by 20% to 50% through the end of the week! This selection of 50+ titles includes books recommended as essential reading by Organic Growers School instructors.