TimeBank Mahoning Watershed

A Conversation with Gwendolyn Hallsmith

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations
Learning About Options for the Future

Hi There,
Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat. 
Our guest Gwendolyn Hallsmith, is the founder and Executive Director of Global Community Initiatives, a non-profit organization established in 2002 to work with communities to implement the Earth Charter.

1) author of three books and workbooks on monetary reform and complementary currencies,
2) founder of the Headwaters Garden and Learning Center, an ecovillage and community land trust in Cabot, Vermont,
3) City planner and author of the 100-year planning methodology used by cities all over the world, including Calgary, Alberta, Newburgh, NY, and Montpelier, VT,
4) musical parody songwriter and singer.

We’ll talk about what we would love to be possible in our future. “So you want to start a Commons?” Simply follow the prompts below.

1 – Download Zoom for audio/video and then close it.
2 – Go to our event page and enter a guest username.
3 –  Click “Join Video”.

Join us,
Wednesday, 10:30 AM EDT, June 17, 2020
Please pass this invite to your colleagues.

A QiqoChat/Zoom set up problem, call my cell 330-716-2722
I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Stay Safe – Stay Well, Tony Budak

Do It Yourself Send an engaging invitation, to your colleagues
to gather at a date and time using the above prompts.

A Conversation with Matthew Slater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations
Learning About Options for the Future

Hi There,
Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat. 
Our Guest Matthew Slater, Community Currency Engineer asks, “So you want to start a TimeBank?”

  • Matt Slater’s been writing free open-source timebanking/LETS software since 2008. Matthew co-created the Money & Society MOOC https://mooc1.communityforge.net   And he designed a commons money system http://creditcommons.net  with LETS, Software, Monetary theory, and a Credit commons.
  • Matt wants to know who are you? And what Timebank do you imagine?
  • And he asks that you donate to HELP OUT THE HUMANS.

We’ll talk about what we would love to be possible in our future.
Simply follow the prompts below.

1 – Download Zoom for audio/video and then close it.
2 – Go to our event page and enter a guest username.
3 –  Click “Join Video”.

Join us,
Wednesday, 10:30 AM EDT, June 10, 2020
Please pass this invite to your colleagues.

A QiqoChat/Zoom set up problem, call my cell 330-716-2722
I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Stay Safe – Stay Well, Tony Budak

Do It Yourself Send an engaging invitation, to your colleagues
to gather at a date and time using the above prompts.

Invitation: Raising the Value of Learning

Invitation: Raising the Value of Learning
April 29,2020

Dear Friends,
At last Tuesday’s Zoom gathering, we kicked around the different meanings attached to the ideas of education compared to that of learning, Geoff Henny posed the question does our discussion have a “straw man”, or what is the work to be done?

Below is an informed reply to Geoff’s challenge, with ideas for our consideration:

I propose using time credits to raise the value of learning. A way to thank and value labor time when learning takes place. Why, because the goal of self-managed development can lead to networks and communities of mutuality and reciprocity.

  • My experience as a TimeBank program administrator is that when presenting issues of urgency or importance they are usually greeted not with excitement or engagement but with disinterest or polite negativity. Why is it that my associates don’t share my feelings about what matters? I have learned that people always only engage in ideas that are important and meaningful to themselves.
  • And my research and mentors inform a theory and practice that I now share with you.

A frame of reference by David Ellerman (2 files not attached)

  • Rethinking Development Assistance: Networks for Decentralized Social Learning
  • Helping People Help Themselves: Autonomy-Respecting Help

Context and Case studies by Margrit Kennedy, Bernard Lietaer, John Rogers

A Vision and Strategy by Geoff Thomas (3 files attached)

  • Change the Conversation
  • Knowledge is power
  • Raising the Value of Learning, the application of time currency to community learning activities.

Please mark your calendars,

Thanks for asking, Click here to Co-create our tomorrows,
Tony Budak,
Convener at TimeBank Mahoning Watershed
and Community Labor News

 

 

An Invitation to the Global Teach-In

 

 

 

 

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations
comprising Ann Arbor, MI & the Great Lakes Area

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT

Hi There, Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat.

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed is hosting scheduled interactive video discussions where you co-create an agenda of topics in real-time on themes and questions that matter to you.

1. Download Zoom for audio/video and then close it.

2. Go to our event page and enter a guest username.

3. Click “Join Video”.

Global Teach-In FLYER.pdf

Global Teach-In, Democratizing the Crisis, May 26, Tuesday 2020

  • Why: We believe that the role of leaders today is changing from heroes to hosts.
  • How: We are hosting conversations for leaders to listen, learn, and lead.
  • What: Our purpose is to host safe harbors of thoughtful conversations where people develop both the clarity and commitment to lead.

TBMW & QiqoChat co-created Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations a website that provides free online video conferencing for those of us interested in talking about ideas. The site, based on learning visits to Natural Habitats or Gardens, is a new take on the breakout room model and is available 24/7. The Watershed with its Gardens is inviting, relaxing and stress-free. You can use this site for communicating with the public or each other about ideas that matter.

We hope you’ll join usTime: The (Tuesday) May 26, 2020 Global Teach-In will be held on 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time and 16:00 Central European Time at a Watershed & Garden Conversation.

A problem with Qiqo/Zoom set up, call my cell 330-716-2722, for help.

Please pass this invite to your colleagues.

I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Cheers, Tony Budak

P.S. Also you may Do It Yourself – When you wish to host a conversation, simply send an engaging invitation to your colleagues to gather at a date and time, at Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations at https://mahoning.qiqochat.com/

Gatherings at Mahoning Watershed & Gardens

See River and Watershed

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations

Hi There, Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat.

It’s another Open Space gathering scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 @ 10:30 AM EDT
Do stop by and join the conversation at Watershed & Garden Conversation.

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed is hosting scheduled interactive video discussions where you co-create an agenda of topics in real-time on themes and questions that matter to you. 🙂

  • Why: We believe that the role of leaders today is changing from heroes to hosts.
  • How: We are hosting conversations for leaders to listen, learn, and lead.
  • What: Our purpose is to host safe harbors of thoughtful conversations where people develop both the clarity and commitment to lead.

TBMW & QiqoChat co-created Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations a website that provides free online video conferencing for those of us interested in talking about ideas. The site, based on learning visits to Natural Habitats or Gardens, is a new take on the breakout room model and is available 24/7. The Watershed with its Gardens is inviting, relaxing and stress-free. You can use this site for communicating with the public or each other about ideas that matter.

1. Download Zoom for audio/video and then close it.
2. Go to our event page and enter a guest username.
3. Click “Join Video”.

We hope you’ll join us Wednesdays, @ 10:30 AM EDT, at a Watershed & Garden Conversation.

A problem with Qiqo/Zoom set up? Simply call my cell 330-716-2722, for help.

And please pass this invite to your colleagues.

I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Cheers, Tony Budak

P.S. Also you may Do It Yourself – When you wish to host a conversation, simply send an engaging invitation to your colleagues to gather at a specific date and time, at Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations at https://mahoning.qiqochat.com/

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