“Author/lecturer, Charles Eisenstein presents a view of how life was and almost certainly will be again. In times past, we acknowledged acts of freely giving and receiving.
In today’s world, a focus on money rather than gifts has created an artificial change that is pulling us away from each other and even from the in-bred need to give our gifts as a natural part of life.
This talk, recorded live in Santa Fe, NM, was sponsored by the Santa Fe Time Bank and produced by Living Successfully, LLC.”
Santa Fe Time Bank facilitates exchange of services in the community
Staci Matlock | The New Mexican
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2011 – 1/
“When Adrianne McCurrach and her husband had their twin boys just shy of a year ago, they didn’t have to worry about cooking meals for several days.
McCurrach, Santa Fe Time Bank coordinator, traded in some of her service hours for meals prepared by fellow time bank members. “It was amazing,” she said.
Time banks have been around for decades. But Santa Fe didn’t have an official one until January 2010 when McCurrach and two other women — Stella Osorojos and Deborah Fort — started one.” [ Read more … ]
…and from the photo gallery in the article:
Brooke March, left, has a business consultation Saturday with Genevieve Russell at Counter Culture in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Time Bank, which has nearly 100 members including acupuncturists, handymen, dog walkers, gardeners and graphic designers, helps people in the community exchange services. – Natalie Guillén/The New Mexican
“There’s really no reason not to join the Santa Fe Time Bank. At the risk of being too graphic, it functions a lot like a blood bank (except that no blood is actually required): You put your time in, and you draw out someone else’s time.
So here’s how it works: On a sliding scale from $10 to $50, you pay what you can to join the nonprofit organization. Then when you attend the first monthly meeting to see what it’s all about, you automatically get two hours of “time dollars” (and more if you bring food for the potluck) [ … ]”