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*Village Vancouver presents: Community Currency for Community Food? NEW WORKSHOP, FREE

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*Village Vancouver presents: Community Currency for Community Food? NEW WORKSHOP, FREE

Time: October 20, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre - Activity Room on Main Floor
Street: 601 Keefer Street
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona
Organized By: Milisa Gardy, Ross Moster & VV Neighbourhood Food Networks
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2011

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Some of our economic system’s deepest flaws are lain bare in the vital matters of food production and distribution. Could a new form of money – community currency – help change the economics of food? Join us for an exploratory look at the possibilities for a more just, local and environmentally friendly food economy.

Instructor: Jordan Bober

45529.401 Thu. 7:00-9:00pm

Oct 20 Free

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Comment by Ferenc De Dalnoky on November 28, 2011 at 4:28pm

have been helping some of my neighbors with gardening,have offers of a few more gardens.if i had a partner or three to undertake the watering,much with soaker hose but also by watering can we could expand our production to feed the multitudes,and if anyone can allocate a sunny strip foot wide,12 or more long will provide bamboo poles and some heritage Italian seed adequate for a good harvest 8-10-12fthigh,summer long,so enlist your kids,price, part of a sack of bag your own mushroom manure from garden works,or free

Comment by Hella Dee on October 20, 2011 at 6:17pm

Hey Jordan,

I'm in the middle of a migraine and can't make it tonight. Sucks, I really wanted to be there. Next time.


Comment by Jordan B on October 20, 2011 at 2:12pm
Have fun at OV Robyn - hopefully you'll still get a chance to come to Strathcona this evening!
Comment by Jordan B on October 18, 2011 at 5:07pm
Hi Robyn, thanks, I look forward to meeting you there! I am planning on doing something on Open Money at Occupy Vancouver soon, but have so far been kept busy preparing for this workshop, among other things. Actually, I think I might post about the workshop on the Facebook page of the OV Subcommittee on Banking and Monetary Reform so that any of those interested folks can come to Strathcona on Thursday.
Comment by Hella Dee on October 18, 2011 at 3:40pm
OK I'm planning on coming. Thanks for doing this.
Comment by Hella Dee on October 11, 2011 at 10:22pm
Wow that is really interesting. I would love to hear more about it. I have studied economics through looking into the history of salt, pepper, spices etc used as money and practical economics through keeping my food cost under control as a chef, but never really historically so I am missing out on a lot of info! That sure sounds like a fantastic time period for artists :) If ever you'd like to do a guest post for Hella Delicious I would be estatic! Anyway I also just wanted to share this track with you that I quite like, it samples William Jennings Bryant's Cross of Gold speech:
Comment by Jordan B on October 11, 2011 at 8:36am

Thanks for sharing these links Hella, I love the idea of art as money! When you think about it, Art is just as or even more localisable than Food, and yet artists often find themselves in the same boat as people working with food: lots of blood, sweat and tears with meagre economic return.


And there has always been a link between art and money throughout history. In central Europe during medieval times when the money used, the Brakteaten, had a negative effective interest rate, artists and artisans flourished like never before or since as people and institutions saw art and craft as the smartest investments, objects that would retain their value all the while providing aesthetic pleasure.


You've really got my wheels turning now!

Comment by Hella Dee on October 10, 2011 at 10:59pm

Ok, A couple links a lady in Holland just sent me on Art as Money, which I thought you'd appreciate:

Comment by Jordan B on October 10, 2011 at 3:00pm
I thought this might interest you Hella, what with your interest in all things food! Hopefully you can make it on the 20th, and if not I'd like to get your input another time.
Comment by Hella Dee on October 8, 2011 at 4:08pm
Great idea! I'd really like to help with this, but not sure if I can make it that day...I'll have to see what I can work out.

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