Community driven business structures

3 December 2020 18:30 - 10 December 2020 19:45


Eager to connect with your fellow growers and find ways to get your food to a local, engaged and appreciative audience? Hear from those who’ve trodden this path already and hear firsthand about their wins, challenges, growing pains and opportunities. Most importantly, ask the questions that allow you to consider what will work for you and meet other growers on a similar trajectory.

This two-week online Oricorp course explores farmers developing more localised markets that increase their efficiency, price point and exposure. Work collectively with other producers and aggregators in their region.

Specific topics covered

  • Panel Series of local champions in developing community driven business structures
  • Exploring mechanism to retain true community and collective value
  • Enabling producers to capture and diversify local markets

Learning outcomes

  • Ascertaining the needs of your community
  • Developing community buy-in
  • Exploring potential marketing and online tools


  • 3 December 2020, 6.30pm – 7.45pm AEDT
  • 3 December 2020, 6.30pm – 7.45pm AEDT


Cost (before subsidy): $175

The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost. Please note applications for bursaries need to be submitted no later than Thursday 26 November 2020.


Register online

The Organic and Regenerative Investment Co-operative (ORICoop) exists to nurture and increase the amount and the productivity of organically and regeneratively managed land in Australia. ORICoop with the support of BCCM have created an online workshop series to help participants build skills and community.

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