FOOD CO-OP FAQs

We're so excited to be initiating the MARSH co-operative food system! As discussed in previous posts, this system involves the workers-owned cooperative diner, a network of producer-owners, and a membership body of consumer-owners (as well as folks involved in combined and hybrid ways). We had a great first two meetings of diner cooks, chefs, and... Continue Reading →

Save the Dates! June 9-16, 2019

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JUNE 9-16. Participating/Performing/Presenting Artists and Organizations: Jaguar Mary X, Michael Allen, Cypress Atlas, Jessica Baran/Nathaniel Farrell (+ local poets), Lorene Bouboushian, Shawn Escarciga, Maxi Glamour (+ Qu’art Cohort), Simone Johnson, Heather Kapplow, Sierra Ortega, Allana Ross, Beatriz Albuquerque, Nicole Goodwin, Nina Isabelle, David Ian Bellows/Griess + TBA

Part III: MARSH Cooperative Food System

Sometimes co-ops are organized by groups of workers who want to own a business together. Sometimes they are designed by consumers who want better and broader choices for what kinds of products they buy. And some co-ops are made up of producers – farmers, for example – who, by combining their output, can reach customers... Continue Reading →

Part II: Cooperation Glossery

In a previous post, we offered an official definition of a cooperative as, “An autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.” This post (second of three) will break down the lexicon with a bit more descriptive flourish. Autonomous –... Continue Reading →

‘Scaping Habitus’ experiment

Traditional notions of "design" and "landscaping" involve human-supremacist notions of order, extraction and coercion, yet intentionality and constructive planning modes may also help humxns "look before we leap" and more reflexively consider the ways even our "smallest" (seemingly private, habitual, localized) choices and actions relate within and as biocultural paradigms, patterns, systems, and relations. As... Continue Reading →

Garden 2019

With the goal of eradicating all grass, we begin this year's gardening by covering remaining sod with cardboard and covering it with compost. The labyrinth pattern is re-dug, with last year's decomposed chips added to the soil mounds and new chips poured to make the humxn pathways. We also move the two boxes to the... Continue Reading →

MAY 11, 7PM: public planning meeting

CALLING ALL ASPIRING AND PROFESSIONAL CHEFS, COOKS, AND FOOD SERVICE WORKERS interested in cooperatively owning the diner/restaurant: meet at 7pm at MARSH (6917 S. Broadway) on Saturday, May 11. Open to the Public: anyone interested in cooperative participation in food systems, including bulk buying, production, and use of licensed kitchen.

Artists-in-Residence: IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt

Helical BagBody - IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt PUBLIC PERFORMANCE + EXPERIMENTAL TALKBACK: Friday, May 3, 7pm doors, 7:30pm performance suggested donation $5-20 (no one turned away) Amanda Hunt and IV Castellanos will be in-residence at MARSH for 1 week. During this time, Hunt and Castellanos will further develop their project "Helical BagBody," a movement-based... Continue Reading →

Part I: MARSH Workers-Owned Cooperative Diner

In accordance with our interest in alternative economic models, MARSH is organizing our licensed kitchen/diner space as a workers-owned cooperative. Chefs, cooks, and restaurant support staff are invited to attend our first organizing meeting on May 11 at 7 p.m. at 6917 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO. What is a cooperative? A cooperative is officially... Continue Reading →

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