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Starting a Sharing Community in Your Neighbourhood: Info Night

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on November 4th, 2009

Source: Friends of the Earth Melbourne

The Sharehood is all about sharing resources within your neighbourhood. Sewing machines, cars, tools, books and washing machines all have the capacity to be shared. Skills too are meant to be shared, gardening help,handiwork, bike fixing, accountancy and so on, are all both desired and available within your neighbourhood. 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 three hundred neighbours are interacting in Northcote, Thornbury, Carlton, Westgarth, Abbotsford, East Brunswick, Newcastle and in the US and UK.

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.

When: 7-8pm, Thursday the 19th of November

Where: Loophole Community Centre, 670 High St, Thornbury. Note: new address.


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