time bank http://kalw.org en The Sharing Economy: A bank where time is money http://kalw.org/post/sharing-economy-bank-where-time-money <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frieda&nbsp;</span>Kipar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Bay is an herbalist. She teaches workshops on growing herbs for medicine. A class like this might normally cost $50-$60, but at a recent workshop at the Homestead&nbsp;</span>Skillshare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Festival, at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco, students didn’t pay a dime.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:15:24 +0000 Jen Chien 29275 at http://kalw.org The Sharing Economy: A bank where time is money Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks http://kalw.org/post/building-more-resilient-economy-bay-bucks <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sergio </span>Lub<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.”</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn about something else he’s been experimenting with for just as long – alternative economies, or as he puts it: “trying to find different forms of this human invention we call money.”</span></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:16:05 +0000 Jen Chien 27280 at http://kalw.org Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks