Skills Lab success story! (Or, how I spent some LETS units)

My incomplete project was to convert an unused pool spa into a garden. Seeing a neighbour fill a skip bag with rubble, originally for collection by a certain date, gave me an idea for using it. I saw this rubble pile growing daily, so the pressure was mounting to...
Sharing, caring and fun!

Sharing, caring and fun!

Everyone is sharing — from food to bikes to tools. You can even share your pets! It saves you money; it cuts down on clutter; it creates community. So, what is real sharing? It’s not driven by profit. It’s about sharing resources, skills, knowledge and decision-making...

Presidents September wrap-up

General Ahoy from Europe! During September, I’ve been visiting friends, family and colleagues in the UK, France and Germany. It’s been 15 years since I was last here; I don’t like to recklessly hop on planes just for sightseeing. Look out for my report, coming soon,...

September 2018 Trading Day report

This particular Trading Day had a friendly, cosy ambience that made everyone relax. Back in August, we arranged our chairs in a circle in the main part of the hall. Alison Bird suggested we first introduce ourselves and our product/service, and then share our prepared...

LETS Skills Lab workshop

At the September trading day, Alison Bird and Rachael Kelly gave a workshop, LETS Skills Lab. About 18 people joined in, and they were given instructions: Think of goods and services you can offer to the community exchange. Think of a project where you’re stuck, maybe...