Moving On: A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear friends and supporters, It is with a profound mix of sadness and excitement that I share with you the news that I will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture in late 2016. Everyone always says this kind of thing when they write this kind of letter, but for real: it’s been an amazing, growthful journey for me, and I am incredibly grateful to all of you for supporting us as we’ve grown this vibrant, impactful nonprofit the past three years. In the time since I stepped into the Executive Director…read more >

Not Hibernating (Yet)! A Dancing Rabbit Update

Like rabbits in the wild, those at Dancing Rabbit do not hibernate in the winter.  Sure, there’re fewer visitors and less outdoor work to do, but there’re always board meetings! Zach here, reporting live from somewhat of a flurried week.  No, not snow.  It’s been unseasonably warm, which has meant extra time for building and a longer-than-usual growing season.  In the latter of those two, I can speak to a bumper crop of radishes, mustard greens, and bok choy at the Thistledown kitchen.  Mild weather has meant fewer fires and less hot cocoa – so far. In the former of…read more >

Dogged Hope: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I can't help but feel lucky to be writing to you while I have 2 gallons of barbecue sauce in the pressure canner and a cute stray snoozing on a dog-bed by my back door. The barbecue sauce has a home, but this little 15-pound wonder-dog came home with me the other night and has been rumored to have been wandering from Rutledge to other further neighbors' homes for a number of weeks now. Julie here, writing to you this week beneath sheets of rain, and from atop its consequence, “quick mud”. I haven't seen tomato blight since I was…read more >