Paradigm is proud to support community initiatives, here are a few things we’ve been up to:
- ReBike is housed in Paradigm’s basement, everyone in the community is welcome to come down on Wednesday evenings for a bicycle repair workshop. If you volunteer for a few hours, you get a bike! Yes, it’s that easy! We are proud to announce that ReBike has surpassed the marker of putting over 1,000 bicycles back on the road.
As of August 19th 2011, Goodside Grocery officially surpassed its 400th member! Great job, Sheboygan, for making your only all-local grocer a continuing success!! Goodside Grocery is housed under the Paradigm roof, so grab some coffee and shop around for foods grown and made by local vendors. Is there any better way to support your community?
The Paradigm Garden
- Did we mention that we compost? Every year we haul bucket after bucket of compost out to the Paradigm Garden. Like the good ole’ farmers we aspire to be, we plot, till and plant our garden to grow our summer produce for the shop. It’s a lot of hard work, but we think it’s worth it!
Bicycle Drive 2011, 2012, 2013
- Paradigm, in cooperation with EarthFest, Rebike and WorkingBikes Cooperative of Chicago holds a bike drive every August! All the bikes donated will replenish ReBike’s stock and also Working Bikes’ in Chicago who send bicycles to rural and impoverished communities in Latin America and Africa! We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of Rebike through donations!! We’ve collected nearly 200 bicycles during this event alone!