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post #1 of 6
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We live in a small farming community and have been discussing the possibility of starting a bartering system here. Has anyone been involved in a community where bartering was running succesfully? Any resources i.e. books, websites,etc.? Maybe a modified bartering system? What makes bartering work and/or not work? I would love some feedback.

Let me know if I should post this in a different group.

thanks.
post #2 of 6
I can't really say I've been involved but there is a barter system in my area. They have alot of useful looking information on thier site. Here's the link www.earthskyexchange.org

Hope this helps!
post #3 of 6
Google "Ithaca Hours" and see what you can find. The town of Ithaca, NY has one of the most successful and well-established barter systems in the U.S. (not to mention a v. cool community health program).
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Jess-
Thanks a bunch for that website. It was very helpful as my neighbor and I are trying to create our version of buy/sell/exchange program for our little community. There were a lot of really good ideas. THANKS!

Chalupamom-
Years ago I remember reading in a homesteading magazine about a community on the east coast that had a successful bartering program. Ithaca must be it. i'll definitely check it out. My thanks to you, as well.
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n/t
post #6 of 6
Um, that sounds more like an alternative currency than barter to me. Not that I see anything wrong with it, just don't get why it's being called barter if it isn't.
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