Non-monetary Exchange

Cultivating the informal economy is an important aspect of developing a sustainable local food system. The following list represents potential non-monetary exchanges that may be possible to negotiate in exchange for Root & Branch services. (It is also my hope that this list will inspire others to develop a better understanding of their own needs outside the cash economy.) Non-monetary exchanges are considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Massage
  • Hair cut/styling
  • Dog walking
  • Dog or cat sitting/kenneling
  • Garden and/or food preservation labour
  • Space rental
  • Printing
  • Postering
  • Assistance before, during, and after workshops
  • Workshop snacks and beverages
  • Promotion (e.g., social media)
  • Seeds
  • Manure
  • Compost
  • Straw
  • Pallets
  • Untreated lumber
  • Paving and landscaping stones
  • Graphic design
  • Sewing and clothes mending
  • Yoga, meditation, or fitness classes
  • Educational workshops
  • Visual art
  • Cultural performances (music, theatre, etc.)
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • Home repair and construction
  • Snow shoveling (roof)
  • Food

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