One of the ideas the wonderful people at Transition Town have been bandying about is the concept of a local fruit and vegetable exchange.
The idea is simple. You have a large feijoa bush in your garden whose annual crop is too large for you to consume. So a significant proportion of that crop rots on the ground.
But imagine if you collected up those feijoas, and could exchange them locally for something that you and your family consumed a lot of – like potatoes, or mandarins or something. With no money changing hands.
And in order to conduct the exchange, you wandered down to the Community House or somewhere one Sunday afternoon, chatted to a few mates and negotiated your exchange with a fellow grower?
That’s the basic concept. There are details that need to be worked out (like ensuring a variety of produce is available at each market), but as a master of the world of online, The Speculator would be delighted in assisting in facilitating the processes required.
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