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... Deb and Minna were super generous with their time, knowledge and stories of their timebank. It was always my plan to get the day to day experiences of people working in and utilising Timebanks as well as the ambassadors and organisers. You get to hear the real successes as well as the day to day struggles which for me looking to create a timebank are invaluable to hear. After my meeting I took a stroll through ...
... destroying bridges, roads, houses in its path. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/15/us/colora do-flooding/index.html The coordinator phoned to ask if the software Stephen developed for hOurworld could be used to match up people in need of help with people willing to lend a hand. It can and has and they were set up within a few hours of the phonecall. That was yesterday so I'll catch with Stephen about how the site has been ...
Here is a collection of things I have learnt while in Portland. 1. The state bird of Maine is the Chickadee 2. A large number of Timebanks shut within 3 years of starting up. 3. Stephen and Louisa love The I.T Crowd 4. Whole Food stores are amazing 5. Nestlé have bought local water brand "Poland Springs" 6. The population of Portland is 55,000 and swells to 100,000 in summer 7. The Hour Exchange ...
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 ...
Today I had a meeting with Stephen Beckett who is the software programmer and developer for hOur world. hOurworld are a cooperative made up of 3 members, Stephen, Linda (who I'm meeting on Monday) and Terry who is now on the west coast. Stephen first got involved with his local timebank Hour Exchange Portland. He initially asked the timebank if he could see his statement of hours online, when the response came that it was ...
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