Beyond joining Prairie Roots as a Founding Member, there are several things you can do to help out the co-op movement!
1. Ask Your Friends to Join – Host a House Party: Many existing Prairie Roots members first heard about Prairie Roots through word of mouth. A house party is a great opportunity for you to invite some friends to your place for a casual, informative discussion about Prairie Roots, with opportunities to join right then and there. You provide the space, snacks, and some interested friends, and Prairie Roots will arrange for a neighborhood co-op member to give a short presentation and answer questions. If hosting a party is not something of interest, you can always point friends to prairie-roots.coop to join online.
2. Host a Short Presentation: You can facilitate a meeting for a group of interested folks through your workplace or community group. Like a house party, but without your house. Instead, arrange for an Prairie Roots member to make a short presentation to a group of people at your work or other group. Maybe you work at a hospital or are a member of a book club. Think about your kickball team, the ad agency where you work or your new moms’ play group…
3. Join our crew of willing volunteers! Volunteering is great for your resume. Opportunities include “tabling” at events including farmers markets; speaking and answering questions at house parties and presentations as a Prairie Roots Ambassador; planning events; working with supportive local businesses; coordinating with event hosts; networking on behalf of Prairie Roots!