Dr. Pogo Veganladen-Kollektiv is a vegan-only grocery store with a tiny café in cosy Rixdorf. It’s a cooperative shop run by 12 dedicated individuals. Vegans will find almost anything they need. Non-vegans are welcome to discover interesting plant-based alternatives and organic products amongst 2000 items,fresh vegetables and lots of bulk ware for small portions.
Because the collectivists pay great attention to the origin and production conditions of their products, you will find a large number of fair products that are hard to get elsewhere, made by small companies or other working collectives. At Dr. Pogo you can peep into books on Veganism, Animal Rights or Alternative Economy while enjoying snacks and coffee.
Dr. Pogo is a self-organized worker cooperative. It combines the political ideals of its collectivists with their need to make a living. One common line uniting the members is their conviction that human and animal liberation are linked. The collective processes are based on consensus, cooperation, equality, sustainability and a blink at capitalist constraints. The 12 collectivists are employed on equal footing and do not consider themselves as owners of the shop. They work neither for a boss nor for profit.
Dr. Pogo is also part of the Berlin collectives network: www.kollektiv-betriebe.org