A cooperative conversion celebration to welcome Nashville Foodscapes into the rich legacy of cooperatives in our region! Register here.
In January 2021, Nashville Foodscapes converted from a sole proprietorship to a worker owned cooperative.
Nashville Foodscapes connects people with their food by growing food where people live, yard-to-table style. We achieve this by offering creative food solutions through landscaping. We create custom designs of our clients’ yards, homes, and living spaces allowing food to be grown in a way that pleases the eyes and taste buds: a fusion of aesthetics and function in a landscape.
Hosted by the Southeast Center for Cooperative Development, this celebration will feature:
- Guests from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- A panel discussion with worker-owners at Nashville Foodscapes
- Break out sessions that will offer opportunities to ask questions and dig deeper into the possibilities worker-owned cooperatives hold for creating more democratic workplaces.
2:00-2:08: Welcome – Rosemarie Rieger & Vanessa Paz
2:10-2:20: Federation of Southern Co-ops – Legacy of Southern Food & Agriculture Worker Co-ops
2:20-2:30: US Federation of Worker Co-ops – The State of Worker Co-Ops in the Nation
2:30-3:10: Panel Discussion – Nashville Foodscapes
3:10-3:25: Breakout Sessions Round 1
- Option 1: Nashville Foodscapes – How does our co-op work?
- Option 2: Southeast Center for Cooperative Development – What’s happening in the Southeast region?
3:25-3:40: Breakout Sessions Round 2
- Option 1: Nashville Foodscapes – What is Edible Landscaping?
- Option 2: Southeast Center for Cooperative Development – How can conversions to employee ownership save small businesses?
3:40-3:55: Breakout Session Debrief