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Bay Area Community Exchange turns labor into cash-free currency

5.02.12  | Yael Chanoff| from the SF Bay Guardian

The economy had collapsed. Mira Luna became ill with Lyme disease, lost her job, and then gotten buried under a mountain of medical bills. She went into bankruptcy. But it wasn’t more money she longed for — it was community. Read more here.

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Homestead Skillshare Festival

What: A festival to help educate, inspire and spread sustainable living and self-sufficiency skills. (Habra traduccion en Espanol)

When: Sat, May 26th from 10-6

Where: Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Why: To make low-cost, sustainable city living accessible to all different kinds of people and jump start the transition to a more Earth-harmonious culture. To realize the potential of the Timebank to assist in skill-sharing.

Who: The BACE Timebank, Hayes Valley Farm, SF Permaculture Guild, Cohousing California, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, PODER (SF), Occupy SF Sustainability Working Group, the Institute for Urban Homesteading, Transition SF, KitchenGarden SF, SF Bee-Cause, the Connection Action Project, SF Free School, Just One Tree, Ohlone Herbal Center, Planet Drum and more! Thanks to Shareable.net our media sponsor. Please contact mira (at) sfbace.org for more info.

Music: Alma Desnuda will be headlining and Nicco Tyson will be playing during the dinner and silent auction.

Spanish Translation: PODER SF

Food: Arizmendi on Valencia, PODER SF and Occupy SF! Stay for the benefit dinner.

Scheduled Workshops:
-solar ovens
-rainwater catchment
-chicken wrangling for all ages
-insects as food
-fruit trees
-worm bins
-cob ovens
-urban composting, worm composting
-urban gardening in the Bay and container gardening
-seed-saving
-food preservation (incl. wine-making, pickling, miso, etc)
-water catchment and grey water recycling
-disaster preparedness
-herb growing, teas and tincture making
-qi gong
-cheese and yogurt cultures
-bee-keeping and pollination
-backyard livestock (incl. ducks, horses and/or goats)
-place-making
-mushroom cultivation
-soap-making
-candle-making
-diy green cleaning
-green health & beauty
-nonviolent communication
-and more!
Tickets*: There 4 options to reciprocate the gift of this Festival (no one turned away for lack of resources). You may do one of the following: 1) donate 2hours to Hayes Valley Farm through the Timebank 2) donate 1hour to Hayes Valley Farm plus $10 to support BACE Timebank 3) make a $20-$100 donation to BACE Timebank 4) volunteer for 2 hours or teach a class at the event (we are almost full – please contact mira at sfbace.org for more info)
Donations of hours or $ can be made at the door or in advance (preferred and faster for you). To pay Hayes Valley Farm in hours, please log into your Timebank account or sign up, then search in the search box for Hayes Valley Farm and under their logo, click “give credit”, enter the number of hours and “Homestead Festival”. You can bring cash at the door or pay here on Eventbrite by credit card.
To volunteer or co-sponsor, please fill out this form (we are almost full for work-trade) – contact mira at sfbace.org for more info. To keep up to date with the event and organizing meetings, join our Meet Up group.
*No specific workshops are guaranteed. Rain or shine. No refunds.

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