Tinkers, Tailors, Tour and Iced TeaNext Repair Café will be Saturday, August 17 from 6-9 pm in the Arroyo Food Co-op Store 494 No Wilson @Villa, Pasadena Tinkers and Tailors will be on hand. You will have an opportunity to tour the little market and sip Iced Tea while you sit with your repairer. The Really, Really Free Market will have a kitchen focus this time.Have a spare whisk or egg slicer or crock pot you want to pass on to a good home?All items welcome. Share your ideas on what you would like to see happening in the outside spaces of the market...bus stop bench? Food Cart? Plantings? Hear the ideas others have. Mary will have very cute Repair Café aprons for sale.Bring a friend and escape the heat!
The plantings at the Silver Lake Public Library need some TLC and the Time Bank Garden Group is here to help. We’ll trim lower branches of trees, deadhead, pull dead shrubs and weeds, uncover sprinkler heads covered by overgrowth, plant a new tree, and mulch.
Please bring pruners, hand clippers, hand saws, and shovels if you have them. Mulch is needed – if you know of a source for mulch please e-mail Leonardo.
At 12:30 there will be a potluck lunch (bring a dish and utensils if you can) and a Garden Group meeting. The Friends of the Library will provide pizza and drinks in the library meeting room at the end of the working time, 12:30 to 1:00 (the meeting room is needed for another event starting at 1:00 pm).
Date/Time: Saturday August 17th from 9:45 am – 1:00 pm
Address: 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, 90039
Please RSVP to Leonardo at firstname.lastname@example.org
In August I traveled to New York and visited the Community Connections TimeBank headquarters in mid-town Manhattan. Launched in December of 2006 the Community Connections TimeBank is sponsored by the Visiting Nurses Service of New York, the largest non-profit home care agency in the US. The TimeBank boast over 2000 members and has the most diverse membership than any other TimeBank in the country. All the members call in their exchanges and a coordinator records them in a database. They have a large staff including outreach coordinators who speak Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish. They cover several neighborhoods in Manhattan and the five boroughs and offer their members discounts at local business as a perk to membership. All of it is managed by Mashi Blech (middle, pictured fifth from the left) a pioneer in the TimeBanking movement and a very wise and knowledgeable woman... she also makes a mean chicken parmesan. Her collaborator Ana Miyares was not there that day but she was missed. Ana spent many hours consulting our TimeBank back in 2008 and we owe her a debt of gratitude for her patience and kind advice. If you happen to visit New York, stop by and meet the Community Connections TimeBank. They are doing incredible work! ~ Autumn Rooney
Los Feliz Time Bank hosts the August Member Potluck on Sunday, August 11th!! All neighborhoods are welcome.
We will be screening an amazing documentary called Shift Change about the power of Cooperatives. Stories of secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
View the trailer here, http://shiftchange.org/video-clips/
This film is relevant to our new Community Revolving Loan Fund http://www.asntb.com/revolving-loan-fund.html AND our Local Economy Incubator http://www.asntb.com/local-economy-incubator.html
Come if you want to learn more!
When: Sunday, Aug 11th potluck begins at 7:30PM Movie starts at 8:00PM
Where: Mulholland Fountain near Griffith Park at the intersection of Riverside Dr and Los Feliz Blvd. Look for the Echo Park Film Center Cinebus http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/filmmobile/filmmobile.html
Details: Earn a time credit for bringing a dish. Meet your fellow members and enjoy some delicious food. Bring your own cup, plate and utensil. zero waste.
Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/341846045947679/
Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity
In this visionary new book, Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne explore the origins of our current monetary system—built on bank debt and scarcity—revealing the surprising and sometimes shocking ways its unconscious limitations give rise to so many serious problems. But there is hope. The authors present stories of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, beautify cities, and provide education—and so much more is possible. These real-world examples are just the tip of the iceberg—over 4,000 cooperative currencies are already in existence.
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