I love Trade School

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange. It works like this…

1) People offer to teach a class about something they know.

2) They decide on a list of barter items they’re interested in receiving. Barter items can be in the form of goods or services, both tangible and intangible. For example: jars, music tips, clothes, vegetables, or help with something like finding an apartment.

3) Students sign up for their class by agreeing to bring something from their list.

http://tradeschool.coop/

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/trade-school-los-angeles-17287459016

The New School:

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2010/jan/20/interview-with-caroline-woolard-of-ourgoods/

The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2012/sep/03/work-practices-careers-advice

The Herald:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13071263.An_apple_____or_even_a_mangle_____for_the_teacher_in_new_school/

The New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2010/04/26/trade-balance/

 

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