[permaculture] Permaculture.coop - Notes on Mondragon & Permaculture
permaculturecoop at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 15:28:09 EST 2009
I have updated and expanded, providing links and some dodgy grammer for my
brain-dump email of a couple of days ago regarding Permaculture Cooperation,
full post (very long post)
have also included some info from a Mondragon presentation we received while
in Arrasate earlier this year
The Mondragon Cooperative is actually a group of 120 cooperatives, all
working within a inter-cooperative framework. Organised with Industrial
TOTAL 120 cooperatives
Mondragons Strategy is
People are the mainstay of the enterprise (twenty-first century, century of
We are all owners and protagonists
One person, one vote (democracy)
The involvement of everyone in: Management, Ownership and Results
Real inter-cooperation in funds and people
Reinvestment of surplus
Innovation: Technical/Technological, Organisational, Financial, Social
Balance between job creation and financial profitability
Mondragon's 10 principles are
1. Open Admission.
2. Democratic Organization.
3. Sovereignty of Labor.
4. Instrumental and Subordinate Nature of Capital.
5. Participatory Management.
6. Wage Solidarity.
8. Social Transformation.
Nicholas Roberts & Kirstie Stramler
email permaculturecoop at gmail.com
phone +1 415 670 9710
More information about the permaculture