Get neighborly with your community and form a neighborhood co-op to help each other meet your common needs.
You will need
- Participating neighbors
- Gardening skills
- Cooking skills
- Household equipment
- Freezer (optional)
Step 1 Start babysitting co-op Start a babysitting co-op. Take turns watching each others children without pay and let one another enjoy a night out with their significant others.
Step 2 Start a produce co-op Start a produce co-op. Have different neighbors grow different fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and share the harvest with each other.
Step 3 Start a dinner co-op Start a dinner co-op. Take turns cooking dinner with your neighbors. You will each get a day off from cooking and get a chance to taste a variety of home cooked meals.
Make extra for everyone and store leftovers in the freezer.
Step 4 Start a household equipment co-op Start a household equipment co-op. Share everything from lawnmowers to snowmobiles with your neighbors. One neighbor can supply the equipment, another can supply the gas, and a third can supply the labor.
Step 5 Enjoy your new community Enjoy your new community and all of the conveniences it affords.
Four out of every 10 Canadians are members of at least one co-operative.