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... a bus across America teaching people about permaculture and resiliency. They converted their bus to run on vegetable oil and used it as a tool to spread the word that communities can work together to be sustainable. As with everyone I've met in America so far, Lesley extended her hospitality and invited me to join her on a road trip tomorrow, she's going to show me Brunswick and some towns north of here on our way ...
It's well documented that communities pull together in times of need. I learnt about a great example of this when I was in Boston. Carol a timebank member told me about neighbors for neighbors. ( http://neighborsforneighbors.org/ ) An initiative set up by a Boston resident during a major snowfall. The website united people who were snowed into their houses or couldn't dig out their cars with people in their area who ...
... founded (and funded by) Richard Rockefeller. 8. My hotel has a pool with a fire place. 9. Maine Harvest for Hunger have donated 600 tonnes of food by encouraging people to "plant a row" and creating community gardens. 10. Dunkin Donuts started in Maine. 11. There's a lot of collaborative working here, like Public Market House where 10 individual food& drink businesses share space& therefore ...
Today I went out on Stephen and Louisa's boat. It was glorious, I wore my anchor vans and hoisted the main sail twice! The weather here is prone to change. As Louisa and Stephen said "if you don't like the weather wait a minute" Here are two pics of the same shot of the harbour, one with heavy fog and one clear ...
... flurry of interest from the UK. He asked me why I thought this was, my response which is part of the reason I am on this trip is two fold. 1. It's the right time for the UK. The major growth of Timebanking in the US was in the 80's early 90's. There just wasn't a need in the UK, people were cash rich/time poor. Now the opposite is true. 2. Some of the original American time banks were based around care/health care. I ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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