ABSTRACT

The nineties were notable for the far-reaching activities of the various cooperative community associations that gave expression to the diversity and expansion of cooperative entities in Western society. The United States continued to lead with its range and variety of cooperative communities during the nineties. Since the US communes were extensively reviewed in previous chapters, this one will be mainly devoted to developments outside North America. The Zegg commune was founded in 1991 near Belzig, southwest of Berlin, on the site of a former Stasi training camp. The community's branches include a kitchen and dining room, a team that operates the conference center, preschool educational facilities, an organic vegetable garden, and ecological preservation of the adjacent forest. The majority of the urban communes founded in the seventies ceased to exist, with the exception of the Moora Moora cooperative community in the suburbs of Melbourne.