Beginning a new group is difficult. In this uncertain beginning we can tend towards articulating our doubts and fears. We read about ecology in the newspapers, see ecology on TV. Images of fire, flooding and dying can overwhelm us into incomprehension and silence. And with this what of the cooperative? The everyday concerns of warmth, noise, and mobility. And then what of ourselves in relation to ecology and the co-op? The ways we live our lives. The food we eat, the way we organise our days, how we sometimes feel isolated from each other. How do we come together? It's difficult. I'll try for another gathering, maybe in the not too distant future. But if one of you wants to organise something in the meantime I will try and come along.