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Why We Need Alternative Currencies by Gwendolyn Hallsmith

Time bank, care bank and food currencies in Vermont… In less than 6 minutes, a good explanation of the incentives and systems and an inspirational example of a polyculture of exchange.

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What brought you to the change the exchange workshop?

THANK YOU for sharing and learning together 🙂 Around 40 people took place in the workshop last Friday, dialoguing around the calling question “how do we creatively meet our community needs”. Here is a little harvest of the reasons for … Continue reading

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Community Timebank in Oxfordshire: tips received from other initiatives

This could be inspiring in the exploration of polycultures: http://solocal.info/ 11/04/12 “A timebank is just starting among an ethnic community in Oxford. And a system is underway in an Oxfordshire village where the neighbours log their needs and offers to support each … Continue reading

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Images of Change the Exchange

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Storytelling at Change the Exchange

Transition Tales Gatherer Steph Bradley, aka WynnAlice, tells a story of Transition community as part of Change the Exchange: More scenes from the day, including a stall run by the Earth Inheritors, a co-operative organization made of young people dedicated … Continue reading

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Thoughts on community dialogue

By Chris Tittle “In a dialogue, nobody is trying to win. Everybody wins if anybody wins. A dialogue is something more of a common participation, in which we are not playing a game against each other, but with each other.” … Continue reading

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Cultivating a polyculture of exchange

Originally posted on an oak tree in the garden:
Talking (and writing) about money is an interesting thing. It’s almost always done in relation to its scarcity (“I’d love to (fill in awesome activity), but I can’t really afford to…

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Re-weaving the local economy in Totnes

Jay Thompt – Polyculture of Exchange

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Preparation Party – 9 April

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP AND INSPIRATION!

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