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Monetizing Productivity as a Group

Touch the Soil News #2057 (photo – Farmer’s Market – USDA )

While growing your own food is great for a few items, to grow a full spectrum of produce from most of a household’s needs can be a big undertaking.  However, if a number of people got together and each one grew different varieties, the specialization of labor would be an advantage.  This could also be said about resources for growing and work performed.  Enter the idea of a Barter Market where everyone contributes and then everyone spilts – according to contribution – the harvest.  This is what the Urban Farm Collective in Portland Oregon does.

The idea is simple.  We get more and greater variety of we work together.  You can learn more by visiting the parent organization OSALT at the links below:

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