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 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 Small […]

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 […]

Lodi Farms, – Ann Arbor, MI

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Industry: Landscaping Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: in process Assistance: ICA Group Learn more MNLA – Worker Owned Cooperative… What are We Communists?   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned Small Businesses in Michigan Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by ICA Group

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 […]