An amazing initiative happened in Slovenia this summer. It started with a man who decided to buy a box of peaches from a local farmer while on a business trip to Vipava – a fruit-growing region. He was very pleased about the price – 1 euro per kg – which is roughly half the price in the shops. The farmer was even happier about the price, because this was almost 6 times the 'global market price' he was getting from Fructal, the fruit juice factory in the region!Because there was plenty of … [Read more...]
Marjana Kos began working for Local Futures in 2006. She holds an Master's degree in Holistic Science from Schumacher College and focused her studies on the topic of money. She lives in Slovenia and spends her free time revitalizing a derelict hectare of land with her partner and young son, creating a forest garden and building a low-impact, natural home made of local materials. She is also active in raising awareness about issues of globalisation, new economics, the money system and complementary currencies. She writes articles, keeps a blog and gives talks and workshops on these topics.