Last year, Angie Oberg spoke at a TEDx event in Minot, ND. TEDx events are locally organized events, produced independently of TED Conferences, but given general guidance by TED Conferences (x = independently organized).
Oberg is the chair of the board for the BisMan Community Food Co-op. She lays out the reasons why enough people in the area have found a need for a “real” grocery store that’s owned by members of the community.
At about seven minutes in, she describes how a cooperative can fill that need.
At about ten minutes in, Oberg mentions the support power cooperatives like Basin Electric have given the food co-op. “We’ve received great support from our reputable power co-ops. This support actually inspires other businesses to support the co-op as well,” she says.
Learn more about how Basin Electric has supported the food co-op:
- BisMan Community Food Co-op see growth at Basin Electric Health Fair
- Basin Electric employees learn about co-op difference in the garden (Video)
Basin Electric employees can become members of the BisMan Community Food Co-op for $150, a $50 discount. Just choose Option 3 on the co-op’s website: Become a member