Ryde Community Co-operative

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Ryde Community Co-operative

In July 2017, I visited the Ryde Community Co-operative in rural Ryde, Ontario. It’s a beautiful region in the District of Muskoka, pastoral, rolling, dotted with farms, cottages and a history of people working together towards common goals.

I was lucky enough to spend the morning with a great group of gals and over coffee and conversation, I learned how the community fought to keep its two-room public school and eventually created a co-op there. That co-op has something for everyone and they all pitch in to keep it going.

So have a listen to the story of the Ryde Community Co-operative and I’m sure you’ll be inspired as I was.


For more information about the co-op go to: rydecommunityco-op.com


To contact Co-op Developer Phyllis Winnington-Ingram about her Community Co-operative Model email – phyllis@winnington-ingram.com

To learn more about the history of Ryde take a trip along the barn quilt trail – rydebarnquilttrail.com



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About the Author:

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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