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A Virtual Barter Fair?
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Bartering is a great way to recycle stuff.  But I see a few shortcomings on the way we do it here. People can post an item or two here in the Barter Forum, but it is mixed in with other postings…Continue

Tags: online, fair, barter, virtual

Started this discussion. Last reply by bj hedahl May 11, 2011.

Roof shake removal tool

I used this tool for removing the cedar shakes from my roof last year, and it made the job a lot easier.The teeth on the heel made pulling any remaining staples a snap (and there will be plenty of…Continue

Started Apr 10, 2011

 

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Jim Gagnon replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion Eight Row Flint (Otto File Flint)? in the group Urban Farmers
"It's an Indian corn from New England area.  Small ears, just 8 rows, lots of flavor and nutrients.  Supposedly makes the best polenta of any corn.  see:link"
Jun 13, 2016
David Johnson replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion Eight Row Flint (Otto File Flint)? in the group Urban Farmers
"Growing corn in our area takes a lot of space, water, and nitrogen for a modest crop.  That said I am planting some multi-colored popcorn that my granddaughter picked out of a catalog. Don't know 8-row flint corn.  What is its claim…"
May 26, 2016
Jim Gagnon added a discussion to the group Urban Farmers
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Eight Row Flint (Otto File Flint)?

Has anyone ever grown "8 row flint" corn?  Was it worth it?  Any seeds left?See More
May 18, 2016
Jim Gagnon commented on Susan Gregory's event Community Kitchen- Spice up your Winter Palate
"Meant to say "I just REGISTERED both of us.""
Sep 18, 2013
Jim Gagnon commented on Susan Gregory's event Community Kitchen- Spice up your Winter Palate
"Leslie and I wish to attend. Just register both of us."
Sep 18, 2013
Jim Gagnon joined Patrick Linder's group
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ReSkilling

The ReSkilling Guild is a place to turn to find teachers and get connected, as our community shifts from the passive and disconnected life of the Consumer and activates the need to become Producers of the products and services of a sustainable lifestyle.  It's about a paradigm shift!We are dedicated to sharing what we have learned with others by teaching the skills that create resilience and sustainability in our community.  The ReSkilling Guild helps to train teachers to become more effective…See More
Mar 6, 2013
Jim Gagnon replied to Elizabeth Halfacre's discussion scrap wood
"Always interested in tools.  Could use a another garden fork.  What tools do you have? I could cut the wood for you to fit in your trash.  "
May 3, 2011
Jim Gagnon replied to Elizabeth Halfacre's discussion scrap wood
"I wouldn't burn treated wood.  I don't think you can put in the city yard waste bins, either."
May 3, 2011
Jim Gagnon replied to Elizabeth Halfacre's discussion scrap wood
"What kind of scraps?  Size?  Cut how?    What do you have to trade in return?  "
May 3, 2011
Jim Gagnon replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"Patti, You could post your items now on the Barter Forum.  But if most people are like me, they don't go there much because there isn't much there currently.   If you like, send me your items and we can have a joint sheet to try…"
Apr 29, 2011
Jim Gagnon replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"Susan, the problem I see with letting anyone make changes is it could be messed up by someone not knowing what they are doing.  The administrator could keep a mailing list of the people with items on that list (or anyone who wants to be on the…"
Apr 29, 2011
Patti Schiendelman replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"This is a great idea. I wasn't able to make it to the Barter thing the other day, but I'm working on clearing out in preparation for selling my house, and I have gardening tools, and cooking and Fine Gardening magazines that need…"
Apr 29, 2011
Susan Gregory replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"Seems like this would be worth a try- just have to figure out how to keep the list updated and fresh, and to let people know when new stuff has been added. I guess it would be like a mini freecycle. Can the spreadsheet be updated by anyone, or only…"
Apr 28, 2011
Jim Gagnon replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"Joann, I see this as working in parallel with the October fair.  Some things can't wait for October.  It may reduce the turnout in October somewhat by keeping some folks home whose primary purpose is trading rather than social…"
Apr 27, 2011
Joann Kerr replied to Jim Gagnon's discussion A Virtual Barter Fair?
"This sounds like a good idea on some levels. As you stated, someone (or two) are going to have to keep it updated - are you interested in being one of those people? I would also add though that the other reason for doing barter face-to-face is the…"
Apr 27, 2011
Jim Gagnon posted a discussion

A Virtual Barter Fair?

Bartering is a great way to recycle stuff.  But I see a few shortcomings on the way we do it here. People can post an item or two here in the Barter Forum, but it is mixed in with other postings about barter fairs, etc.  If they have a whole bunch of stuff, it gets buried in the posting itself and people would have to read the whole post, not just the title.Barter fairs are limited to who can show up at the date and time, and by what they are willing to drag to the fair site.What I propose is a…See More
Apr 27, 2011

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Global Warming, infomation for the curious

Here's a short list of some global warming and climate change resources I've gathered over the years.  I hope you find some of it useful !

 

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For an interesting account of what the scientists have been trying to do for the last 40 years or so to…

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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 1:24pm

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At 6:41pm on December 4, 2010, Leo Brodie said…
Welcome Jim,
Hope to see you at the next meeting.
 
 
 

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