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Starting a Sharing Community in Your Neighbourhood

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 5th, 2010

The Sharehood is all about sharing resources within our neighbourhoods. Sewing machines, cars, tools, books and washing machines all have the capacity to be shared. Skills too can be shared, such as gardening, handiwork, bike fixing, accountancy and so on. Many skills and resources we need are already available within our own neighbourhoods.  The Sharehood infrastructure provides a great way to get to know your neighbours and build a sense of community while saving money and the environment. So far around six hundred neighbours are interacting from Adelaide, Newcastle, South Hobart, the US and UK as well as across Melbourne.

This workshop will explain the process of starting a Sharehood community in your area: letterboxing, the first meeting, organising social events, as well as generally sharing the experience of building community. We will also cover privacy issues, the local currency, people without the internet, and will have plenty of time for questions and discussion.

You are also welcome to stick around for our Sharehood Collective meeting at 8pm if you think you might be interested in getting involved in making the Sharehood happen.

Monday the 19th of July, The Hive, 17 Kerr St, Fitzroy

Info Night – 7-8pm
The Sharehood Meeting – 8pm onwards

Tea/coffee and light refreshments provided

Please RSVP to contact@thesharehood.org or 0450720269 if you plan on coming.