Welcome to the The Little Flower Community website!

Little Flower is a cooperative-style community living in the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester, NY.

Members and friends of the LFC have a shared interest in community, social issues, sustainability, cooperative living and the like. We hold events, host guests, have potlucks and work together to make the Beechwood community and Rochester at large a more awesome place.

Re-Elect Greg Young!

Jan 1, 2015 by

Back in 2013, the wise voters of Gloversville NY elected Greg Young, one of the founding fathers of the Little Flower Community, as Fifth Ward Supervisor.  Woo-hoo!  Smart move, lucky people of Gloversville! But time has passed and a new election looms. So let’s get cracking and re-elect Greg starting today! Learn more about Greg’s views and candidacy  at www.gregforgloversville.com...

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Double Holiday Potlucks!

Dec 21, 2014 by

Join us on Tuesday, December 23rd at 7PM for our “A Festivus for the Rest of Us” Potluck at 499 Parsells! What, didn’t we have one on the second Tuesday already? So what! Two evening potlucks in one month is our present to all of you from all of us at the LFC. So bring a vegan-friendly dish to pass, along with witty conversation, personal charm, and general coolness. Food should be low-fuss and related to this month’s theme — Seinfeld! (Or at least the ’90s, if possible.) Absolutely NO holiday-themed food or clothing, please. We gather to proclaim the non-commercial miracle of Festivus for the rest of us. And remember: bring your kids, bring your wife, and bring your husband, bring your A.L.F. (remember Alf?), cuz everybody likes to eat. P.S. – What?...

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Write For A Worker-Owned City!

Nov 4, 2014 by

The D&C recently quoted Mayor Warren referencing the “innovative efforts” of the the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, “where a network of worker-owned cooperatives — leveraged by area foundation and business investments, and tied into growing sectors of the local economy — are being developed in six low-income neighborhoods.” And hinted at the possibility of bringing something similar to Rochester.  Read full article here. I would encourage you to (a) post an online comment to this article supporting the idea above — the number of comments also gives the D&C an idea of which topics are of interest to readers, and (b) to express your support for this idea to our mayor.  I wrote to her via her facebook account earlier this morning (see below) and have already received a positive response.  As a bonus, (c) reach out...

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Gandhi Institute In The News!

Oct 6, 2014 by

The M. K. Gandhi Institute (whose offices were built with the help of members of the Little Flower’s fellow co-op, Ant Hill) is taking a strong stand to stop violence in the community, and the media are taking notice:  read the Time Warner feature article here. Recent instances of violence were addressed at the Institute’s 4th annual celebration this Sunday. Said Institute Director Kit Miller, “We have young people teaching young people,” through the institutes’ nonviolence clubs. The pilot program in its second year and is offered at select city and suburban schools, where teens are taught and teach each other Martin Luther King’s and Gandhi’s ways of non-violence. The clubs meet weekly. “We’re getting the kids skilled up and trying to get them to think critically about violence first and getting them to think critically...

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