The Michelle Lopez-Dohrn talks explain how she is establishing the Ojai Food Co-Op. The speaker received her undergraduate degree in zoology and botany. For a number of years she worked as a wildlife biologist in southern California. She is now developing a community-run food co-operative in the Ojai Valley. The shared vision for the co-op is about alternative food systems, education, locally sourced products, environmental stewardship, stimulating the local economy, being an agent of change, hub for the community, health, co-op principles and workplace values. She believes in spreading love for through food.
The Michelle Lopez-Dohrn talks further explain the important role of democratic principles in food co-operatives as well as equality, equity and building community.