October Newsletter

Potlucks in Staunton, panel discussions in H’Burg, and more

Panelists from Charlottesville, Staunton, and beyond will join hOUR Economy in Harrisonburg onTuesday October 21st to share their stories of successfully launching local timebanks in their communities.Come with your questions, grab a drink in the Ruby’s Downstairs Lounge, and enjoy the discussion.

To RSVP and for more info, click here.

Staunton’s monthly hOUR Economy potluck has been something of an institution for the past two years, but this month we’re mixing it up!  Join usTuesday at 5:30pm for a potluck plus community discussion on what it takes to build a sustainable, just, alternative local economy. Bring your ideas, perspectives, smiles, and a dish for an evening of sharing and discussion.More details and RSVP here.

Eco-swaps are our money-free gift circles where attendees can give away what they no longer need, and take what they like. Often themed (we’ve seen music, garden, clothing, tools, and other swaps!) this month’s focuses on costumes and formal wear, just in time for fall festivities!RSVP, invite friends, and learn more by clicking here!   The event begins this Saturday at 3pm!

Hot off the Presses!

Old South High gives a virtual tour of hOUR Economy

“A timebank is the kind of thing that has to be experienced, not explained,” says Ros O’Brien in Old South High’s newVirtual Tour of hOUR Economy.Check out these 5 personal stories of how hOUR Economy has worked locally, including….

  • gardening
  • health and wellness services
  • workparties
  • strategic planning sessions
  • organizing
  • household care
  • and many more!

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