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‘Cropswap’ website takes barter between home gardeners online — City Farmer News

‘Cropswap’ website takes barter between home gardeners online — City Farmer News | Timebanks and Community Currencies | Scoop.it

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In this deal, no cash is exchanged – just the eggs and plants these two urbanites produced at their homes in Kent and Seattle.

Sparky Glass says in the past, he’s sold his eggs to friends and used the income to help pay for the upkeep of his chickens.

But this season, he’s also accepted lemon cucumbers from a lady in Tacoma for his eggs. All this thanks to the Cropswap website.

He says once he found the Cropswap website on the Internet, he got hooked right away....


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Shareable: Co-opoly Envisions a New Path for Making & Sharing

Shareable: Co-opoly Envisions a New Path for Making & Sharing | Timebanks and Community Currencies | Scoop.it

Co-opoly is a new board game about cooperatives that used crowdfunding and fair trade in its production.

 

Crowdfunding, coworking, and open source have remade the world in substantive, meaningful ways and changed the course of how we conduct creative projects and business transactions alike. At the Toolbox for Education and Social Action, we put these new models to use making the widely celebrated board game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. In less than a year, we’ve sold nearly 1,000 copies of Co-opoly to people in 20 countries around the world, which surpassed our wildest expectations. Like the models that inspired us, Co-opoly also tries to break the mold, redefining how we learn and play, and especially how games are made.


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In Spain They Swap Money for Time

In Spain They Swap Money for Time | Timebanks and Community Currencies | Scoop.it

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In the city of Barcelona, the preferred model is time banks, which allow people to trade their services in hours without the involvement of money at all. There are more than 100 of these time banks within the city, ranging in size from a few dozen members to 3,000.

In another instance, residents in the city of Malaga have established a website which allows individuals to earn money and buy products using a virtual currency...."


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PM - Bristol embraces its own currency 28/09/2012

As governments around Europe deal with crashing economies a city in the UK is embracing its own local currency Bristol in Englands south west has launched its own pound The idea is to lure shoppers into, say, the independent greengrocer or jewellery store, instead of into multinationals like Tesco and Starbucks.

Europe correspondent, Rachael Brown, visited the Bristol markets to see if the idea's catching on...


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