- Lindsay Post – President
- Brooke Decker -Vice President, Secretary
- Steve Greene -Treasurer
- Jane Sandelman -Director
- Kelen Beardsley -Director
- Caitlin Christiana -Director
- Marianne Chapin -Director
- John Vorder Bruegge -Director
- Sarah Bolaski -Director
NOTE FROM YOUR COOP BOARD
Be the Bamboo
At a recent Coop Cafe event in Keene sponsored by Cooperative Development Services, we had the pleasure of hearing John Tashiro of Onion River Coop speak. His theme was “Be the Bamboo”.
What can we possibly learn from a plant?
Here’s what John had to share with us:
Flexibility and Adaptability: Bamboo may look weak, but it is actually strong.
Resilience: Bamboo has incredible ability to spring and bounce back.
Usefulness: Bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness.
Continued Growth: Bamboo trees are among the fastest-growing plants in the world. We all have amazing potential for growth. And while continuous improvement tends to be more steady and incremental, it can be remarkable when we look back at what or where we used to be. How fast or how slow shouldn’t be our main concern, only that we’re moving forward. And with sustained effort, we are always growing.
It seems there is a whole lot we can learn from a plant. Perhaps we can all try to ‘Be the Bamboo’.
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