Permaculture Tasmania (PT) joined a select group of stall holders at the Clarence Climate Action Community Expo on Saturday 17 Nov.
The well attended event is a first for Clarence and judging by the number of positive responses and lingering attendees, it won’t be the last.
Alternative economies was the theme for the day. Katie and Gemma from the Eastern Shore/Hobart Local Group chatted to folks about different opportunities available in communities to share resources, skills and time for getting things done – without depending solely on dollars for everything.
There was no shortage of examples:
Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTs)
Produce & Surplus swapmeets / Crop Swaps
Work Exchanges ~ wwoofing / help-xing
~ Little Free Pantries/Produce Stalls
~ Buy Nothing Groups or Good Karma Groups
~ Street or Little Libraries
PT would love to hear of local Tasmanian examples of alternative economies you have seen or participated in that help build individual and community resilience where you live or work.
Tag us on Facebook, drop us a line – or even better a pic and a line, so we can share the inspiration with our members!