local business Archive

Interactive Discussion with Democracy Collaberative and Community Wealth.org–Please Join Us!

Are you interested in small-scale local economies and the role they can play in sustainable futures? We’d love for you to join us in sharing your ideas, questions, and concerns with members of Community-Wealth.org and the Demcoracy Collaberative. Community-Wealth.Org is a project of the Democracy Collaborative, an organization with the goal of  sustaining “a wide
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Arkansas Local Food Network Community Fund

Community funds are an excellent way to pool resources and help people in need. Based on the concept of giving circles, and inspired by the activities at the Conway Locally Grown Market, the Arkansas Local Food Network recently began a Community Fund to help area growers find start-up money to get their operations up and
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Friday Video: PolicyLink’s Discussion of Evergreen Cooperatives.

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  There is an ever-growing movement toward locally developed, community owned, regionally-based business that are, at least in theory, sustainable in every sense of the word. As readers know, we tend to
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Strategies for a New Economy Conference

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Each day we come into contact with more and more community members and neighbors (of the literal and metaphorical variety) who are involved in conversations and movements centering around alternative, locally-based
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“The Many Variations of the Arkansas Tattoo” in the Arkansas Times

An article about the Us Tattooed Kids:  Arkansas Project came out in the Arkansas Times today.  Below you’ll find the first few paragraphs. Follow the “read more” link to read the entire article via the Arkansas Times site. The next step in this project will be working toward a radio piece and a hardback book….and
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Arkansas Tattoo Project Update: Visiting the Parlor in Rose City/North Little Rock.

For the past few months we’ve been documenting the prevelance of Arkansas-themed tattoos and the stories behind them. The response has been amazing and generated many conversations about Arkansas as both a place and an idea. Working in partnership with Shoog Radio on KABF, we’ve set up a Facebook page where people can upload their own photos
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The Seed and the Story: Shopping Small

The Seed and the Story is published every other week in the Post Dispatch and syndicated in the Courier.  Please remember to support your local paper! With only a few weeks before Christmas and other winter holidays fast approaching, nearly everywhere I go I am continually reminded of how many shopping days are left.  At
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Sustainability Means More Than Just Food: Article on the Root Cafe in Arkansas Times.

I recently had the opportunity to visit with Root Cafe owners Jack and Corri Bristow Sundell about the origins of their local food cafe, their inspirations, and plans for the future. A upcoming discussion with the Root owners will air during  Ozarks at Large‘s  series about local businesses in Arkansas and will  explore their thoughts on the
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Occupy Northwest Arkansas Webpage and Local Business List

As the energy of the Occupy movement shifts to other larger cities such as Oakland, the movement continues to grow in smaller towns throughout the southern and midwestern U.S. This past week Occupy Northwest Arkansas Movement released their webpage with information about the NWA occupation beginning Novemeber 12th. Although it’s still somewhat under construction, the site
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“Knit One” on Ozarks at Large

Last week my radio piece about Knit Night at Knit 2 Together Yarn Store in downtown Russellville aired on the Ozarks at Large program on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio. This piece serves as a companion piece to the written story published in The Courier and  features the voices of many area knitters discussing how
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