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Food buying groups wanted for survey

Submitted by on April 7, 2010 – 11:54 am4 Comments

162Volunteers from Food buying groups wanted to take part in a short survey

I am a user-centred web designer and researcher, conducting research for a new (non-profit) web project aimed at developing online tools and resources to help make the setting up and running of food co-ops (specifically buying groups) much easier.

As an existing food buying group, you’ve probably overcome most of the initial hurdles in terms of getting up and running, but it would be really valuable to hear about your experiences as they will help us design the right tools to hopefully make the barriers to entry for this type of enterprise as low as possible, so more communities will be encouraged to take this step.

Also, there may be certain things you wish you were able to do with technology, to help things run more smoothly, so any requests you have could potentially become part of the project, which you could then use, once we’ve finished developing it.

I’m part of a food buying group myself, and I know what type of problems we had to deal with, and what online and computer tools we’ve found helpful (and not so helpful!), but I’d be really interested to know whether other groups have had similar, or very different experiences.

If you would like to take part and share some of your experiences, please contact me – Mazy – at with your email address and I will email you a short survey. The survey will also ask if you’re happy to be contacted again in the future for any ongoing research, should you be interested, otherwise you would not be contacted for anything further and your details would not be kept or passed on to any 3rd parties.

I look forward to hearing from you, and your help will be very much appreciated!

Mazy Burns

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