INSIDE OTTAWA VALLEY: Smiths Falls’ co-operative aspirations receive celebrity support

Feb 18, 2015

This week The Town That Grows organic food co-operative kicked off its online drive for committee members with a special message of support from Noam Chomsky, an American professor who Carol Anne Knapp credits as being one of the grandfathers of the workers’ social justice movement.

“The plan to revive Smiths Falls as the co-op town, the Town That Grows - these are exciting and inspiring ones and not just for Smiths Falls itself, but as a model for others,” Chomsky said in a video message aired at the Feb. 17 meeting.

Knapp, who initiated the co-op effort two weeks ago, asked Chomsky for his endorsement in hopes that it will encourage others to become involved.

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