Guiding Manifesto


to protect, preserve and enhance farmland and businesses that produce organic food in a sustainable and regenerative farm management manner


to build a strong, safe & more resilient food system. This includes sustainable return to our investors, responsible support for our farmers, and longevity of food security.


to provide educational pathways & career options, that enable more people to be empowered with a career in organic & regenerative agriculture and food production


ORICoop has been created to enable a collaborative investment vehicle to create a sustainable organic and regenerative farming eco-system across Australia.


to collectively enable people to engage & prosper for a better world (& for our communities)

What are you waiting for?

Be part of our journey

  • Be part of the global change & transition to a resilient, sustainable, organic & regenerative food production system and improvement of ecological farm & business systems
  • Offer long term patient capital investment (10+ years), with secure capped returns across (CCU) investment offerings
  • Preserve certified organic farmland in perpetuity
  • Increase the number of hectares of protected biodiversity, woodlands, wetland & healthy ecosystems across the Australian agricultural & farming landscape.
  • Build more carbon resilience & increase across farming systems.
  • Provide stable and long term agricultural & business opportunities to the next generation of organic farm managers and businesses
  • Reduce the environmental impact of agriculture & food production, by avoiding toxic chemicals & fertilisers into soils, waterways, farmland, and the overall food production system
  • Build an inclusive & collaborative employment and management culture, that does not discriminate on race, age or gender
  • Invest in businesses, communities & people that build a stronger, more resilient & transparent business, food and community based ecosystem
  • Enable businesses that nurture regenerative economic & ecological policies & practices

We encourage our co-operative members to understand and register their support of the Slow Money Principles.

A measured parameter of the co-operative is UN sustainable principles included here.

Who are we?

We are a group of passionate, talented, innovative and aligned founding members, that together intend to bring change to the investment, farming, food & co-operative sector

Carolyn Suggate

Carolyn Suggate

Founder & Organic Land Specialist

Driven, multi-skilled, organic farmer, passionate advocate for innovative ideas, team player.
Dan Fitzgerald

Dan Fitzgerald

Chief Investment Officer, Small Giants
Passionate about creating systems that benefit all life. Balanced and our zen thermometer!
Sam Marwood

Sam Marwood

Equity Ownership & Marketing

Front player, creative, team orientated, passionate advocate for young farmers and long term investment opportunities.
Rob Fenton

Rob Fenton

Agroecology Head Teacher

Exceptional organic teacher and farmer, innovator, creator, hard working, truth in organic systems type of guy!
Robert Pekin

Robert Pekin

Local Food & Investment

All round good guy! Passionate regenerative agriculture advocate, local food extraordinaire, Slow Money founding member.

What are you waiting for?

Organic sector overview

Currently the organic sector in Australia is worth in excess of $1.73B, and growing at a rate of 13-14% per annum (Organic Market Report, 2017). The market has a strong consumer demand, with more educated consumers looking for connection, authenticity, certified and legitimate products in Australia.

The most difficult aspects of the industry are the lack of a stable and long term supply (i.e. farmland) and constraints around the labour force and expertise needed to build stronger businesses over the long term.

ORICoop endeavours to meet these two central needs, and many others through the power, transparency and influence of a co-operative, together with an experienced Board, co-operative members, key strategic advisors, stakeholders and specialist consultants.



ORICoop will enable specific ‘Investment offerings’ inline with the best overall intentions of the co-operative, and following approval by ORICoop Board.



ORICoop offers strategic partnerships with like minded businesses, foundations and co-operatives to further build and enhance the organic produce eco system.



Anyone can become a member of the ORICoop, assuming their acceptance of the conditions of this membership (as contained in rules).



These are the ‘Co-operative Consumer members’ that can also purchase from any of the co-operatively owned farms & businesses across Australia.



We welcome our first Board members in the establishment and formation of ORICoop.


What are you waiting for?