One of the things I love about Toronto is that we are embracing alternative currencies, such as bartering items and time. You may be familiar with and using Freecycle (and if you’re not, click here ) which is widely used throughout North America. If you are in Toronto, you probably also know about Swapsity which I spoke about in conjunction with the LiveGreen Toronto Festival a while back.
Here’s something new to Toronto, although it’s been spreading through the world over the past couple years:
Toronto Trade School is a place where people agree to host workshops at various locations around the city and instead of being paid in cash, they have a list of items or skills that they would like students to bring. There is a HUGE variety of workshops available, and this is only the first time it’s being tried out! The classes will be held Sept 29 – Oct 3. More Info Here.
I’m already signed up to attend the Intro to Bookmaking class which looks very exciting!
I am sitting out on teaching a class, at least this time around, because I will be participating in Culture Days which is also that weekend. Here’s the link for the all-ages handsewing program I’ll be doing at Wise Daughters’. We’ll be making brooches. Like this little guy. For FREE!!!