Mariposa Gardening & Design – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Landscaping Location: California Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Sustainable Economies Law Center, Project Equity Learn more mariposagardening.com Pacific Horticulture – Growing a Giving Business (2017) Democracy Collaborative – Converting Businesses to Worker Cooperatives – Lessons from the Real World (video, 2015)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned […]

Earth Designs Cooperative – Rosendale, NY

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Earth Designs Cooperative is 20-employee landscaping company in Rosendale, New York, in the Hudson Valley. The founder of the young company converted it to a worker cooperative as it grew in order to retain employees who might otherwise see the work as fulfilling but temporary. The company was restructured to give employees greater opportunity for […]

Acadia Landscape + Design, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Industry: Landscape Architecture Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Acadia Landscape + Design (AL+D) is a 5-person landscape architecture, design / build company focused mainly on natural restoration projects on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The founders decided upon a cooperative model, as it provided […]

A Yard and a Half Landscaping Cooperative – Waltham, MA

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In January 2014, 11 worker-owners took over the operations of A Yard and A Half Landscaping, an organic landscaping company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1988 by Eileen Michaels. This cooperative ownership transition was a major milestone for the company. It represented the fulfillment of a vision that had been growing […]

C’ville Foodscapes – Charlottesville, VA

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This business has closed. Industry: Landscaping Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2012 Learn more http://staging.cvillefoodscapes.com/ Community Investment Collaborative – C’ville Foodscapes Tango Italia – C’ville Foodscapes, Charlottesville, VA (2012) NBC – C’ville Foodscapes Promotes Winter Gardens (2012)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned Small Businesses in Virginia