Posts Tagged ‘barter’

Join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a winter potluck and gift exchange.
Everyone should bring a dish or non alcoholic beverahe to share, and 1 gift for the exchange. The gift can be new or used or ephemeral, like telling someone a story, playing them a song, or teaching them a skill. But please dont buy the gift new- regift or thrift or dumpster etc. Screw capitalism, lets not give those jerks anymore of our money for this event. We can share friendship and love without money honey.
This is from our friend who had the idea for this event originally :
” as to the trade day idea,here goes!

Most folks have never know the “joys of swapping stuff”,having been brought up in a cash/debit/credit structure society in the U.S. .A lot of the world ,however,still does a great deal of basic day to day economic function on barter.What I would propose is that the [Friday] after christmas the Wingnut host a sort of trade gathering for folks that want to try something different . Doesn’t matter what you have to trade,just no cash/bitcoins/etc. ,make it something that you can bring and show that there is more to trading than just doing a set of numbers. Skills,stories,materials to make things,books,tools,ideas,geegaws and gimcracks!Trading has a LOOONNNGGG history of being the way that ideas got passed around since our ancestors first started walking out of southern Africa,and it sure would be neat to see how some of you younguns do in the “call and response” test that is at the core of it all.So, will you take up a skillset that can keep you from starving and aid in your travels no matter where you are and what language the locals speak?Could be fun,and always is an adventure!”

All ages and sober event!!!
Friday December 26 from 7pm – midnight

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In the Fall of 2010 we started an Orchard in Hanover County. Our long term plan is to have a variety of fruit trees, nut trees, fruit vines, and fruit bushes as well as bees to pollinate the plants. This will allow us to have a potential source of future income as well as a way to bring fresh fruit into our neighborhood in Richmond.

This Spring we are planting more trees and bushes in the Wingnut Orchard. We are adding blueberry bushes, huckleberries, apple trees, grape vines, kiwi vines, fig trees, mulberry trees, persimmon and more! If you would like to help with the Orchard please get in touch. Starting next week we will be getting plants, planting wildflowers, hopefully getting some bees etc. Let us know if you want to tag along and we can learn together. Or if you have some awesome skills or knowledge you would want to share that would be great too!

Why an Orchard?

Some folks might wonder why we are planting an orchard. We are an urban collective. We really like being in an urban environment- it keeps us visible, involved, accessible, etc. We don’t want to escape society, we want to play part in changing it. But we also recognize that the lack of space within an urban environment limits our ability to produce many things and engage in many projects that might help us create a more self-sustaining collective. (more…)