This Saturday is the day. If you were going to cook in this kitchen, how to make it work for YOU! But first, it's heave -ho to useless stuff and redundant items (who needs three punch bowl sets?), and there's a bunch of church stuff that needs to be packed away.
So, we begin at 11AM and go to 5PM. Get paid in TroyShares for 1, 2 or more hours.
1). Clean, sort and pack up church items.
2). Sort things into boxes to go live elsewhere.
A Love Song for Grassroots Troy, Troy Record, September 4, 2011
The Barter System, Metroland, August 16, 2012
Troy Shares built on members' talents, barter system, Troy Record, December 10, 2012
Alternative Currencies, ecoLOCAL, Spring 2013
Time Banks Help Spaniards Weather Financial Crisis(NPR, September 22, 2012)
Hau to be Erotic: Going Deeper into the Gift Economy
Time bank offers bargains in Montpelier
Onion River Exchange video(Vermont Public Radio)
Vermont Time Bankers Build a More Personal Economy (Yes Magazine)
Arroyo Time Bank, Los Angeles, California
Brattleboro Time Trade, Brattleboro, Vermont
Dane County Time Bank, Madison, Wisconsin
Equal Exchange TimeBank, northeastern Vermont
Hour Exchange, Portland, Maine
Hour Power of Franklin/Grand Isle, northwestern Vermont
Lathrup Village Time Bank, Lathrup Village, Michigan
The Middlebury Time Bank, Middlebury, VT
Onion River Exchange, Montpelier, VT
Unity in Our Community TimeBank, Detroit, Michigan
Valley Time Trade, Northampton, Massachusetts
At first glance, Troy Shares is about exchanging time. If I help someone for an hour, then someone will help me for an hour. Troy Shares is that, but it is also so much more.
Troy Shares is about strengthening communities. It's about shifting from a situation in which neighbors are strangers, wary of each other, to a situation in which neighbors help each other. It's about shifting from feeling like we have to do it all ourselves to opening ourselves up to receiving help.
After loosing another two pounds of sweat at African dance class in downtown Troy (thank you Emily), I walked two blocks down State street to the Hudson river where an amazing breeze and blaze of sunlight met me to dry the sweat off of me and the river calm and here comes a couple paddling kayaks upriver and the trees on the far shore and the seagulls wheeling above calling for the ocean and