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Raised by 25 people in 32 months
The Milkweed Mercantile at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage needs your help !

Privately run since its beginning, The Milkweed Mercantile is now being reimagined as a worker-owned cooperative business with the original founders, Alline Anderson and Kurt Kessner.

For six years, we've been serving our local community with warm smiles, cool drinks, wonderful food, and beautiful Inn accommodations. What's really amazing is that we've been demonstrating that we can do it well, while caring for the environment, and each other.

Now we're taking the next BIG STEP by transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative, and we need YOUR HELP! Together, we can build a more caring, cooperative world.

With the additional energy and expertise of a ten-member strong board of directors, the Mercantile is an already transforming business, with additional service offerings and extended service hours. We have a growing focus and capacity for workshop development, marketing, as well as the introduction of improved financial controls. The new Milkweed Mercantile at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage cooperative is poised to continue to be one of the main drivers of a vibrant, sustainable economy in the region, and beyond!

Please donate what you can to help us transform this business into an even greater example of personal, social, and environmental sustainability!
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After just a few weeks (and a lot of phone calls, emails, and Facebook shares) we are well within striking distance of our goal! We are less than four thousand dollars away from ensuring our transition to a worker-owner cooperative!

From all of us here at the Milkweed Mercantile, we thank you for your vision and generosity- but we're not quite done yet!!

Please share this campaign with those you know. We're so close at this point that each and every gift, share, or re-post could be the one that puts us over the top!

Help us as we start our final push for funding this week!

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Winter may be (finally) setting in, but the future is looking mighty bright for the Milkweed Mercantile!

Thank you all for your encouragement and support so far! The contributions and goodwill that have been pouring in are incredibly inspiring!

With your help, we'll create a shining example of cooperative and sustainable economic growth for future entrepreneurs to follow.

We've been particularly surprised at the waves of offline donations from friends, former visitors, and our own Board of Directors, who have been meeting and planning this change for the last year. Be sure to keep an eye on our total over the next few days!!

Please share this site (and these updates, as they come out) to maximize our exposure! We know there are a lot of people who understand that common business practices aren't truly working for the people or the planet- and we need to reach as many as we can!

From the bottom to the top of our hearts, Thank You.
Thank You All!!
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We're just a few days into our campaign, and we're exceeding grateful to everyone who has donated and supported us so far!

But we're not done yet! You are all friends and allies in our mission to create an ever-more-stunning example of cooperative, compassionate, and sustainable business practices. And we still need your help.

Please share this campaign in all of your circles; Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and any other medium that helps you connect with others. Your connections are a key to our success, as well as the key to demonstrating responsible economic development for the world to see!

Again, Thank you, and onward we (cooperatively) march!


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Raised by 25 people in 32 months
Created November 14, 2016
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