LETS. Local Energy Trading System. Bartering for Food.
we now sell once a month for 100% bartels and thus we need to buy food for bartels also
We are looking for all varities of fresh produce both fruit and veg.
This product is meant to be included in our foodboxes that go out weekly to at least 100 families across the Far North but more likely with smaller quantities of locally grown food we envision this to be taken up in our Local community Markets in Cairns, Kuranda and Speewah.
We offer 100% bartels so to strengthen and grow the LETS alternative local food economy.
Our aim with this. Create more LETS energy exchange in the region (increase the numbers of bartles flying around the Tablelands, getting our Local food Bartering system up and going further in anticipation and acknowledgement of the need to start TRANSITIONING.
non organic/ non biodynamic growers need not apply for this want.
call any time Sjoerd Aardema
LETS make local food exchange happening, 100%!
Trading in the New Paradigm is LETS
Being well brought up in Sustainability, permaculture, peak oil and having worked in these fields as a teacher, consultant, manager and conscious designer it is less than a small step to utilize this beautiful New Paradigm Trading System, called LETS.
An international platform with here in FNQ a local sub catergory. It is well worth looking into and you might as well do it now because it is the way of the future for us all. Go on have a look and see how well this could work for you too! Life is great.
"LETS is based on the idea that everybody has something valuable to offer."
The History of LETS
LETS was originally the idea of Michael Linton, a Canadian activist. He devised it as a way of helping his small rural community in British Columbia which had been hard hit by the 1980's recession. The idea spread across the globe and reached the ears of Jill Jordan from Maleny, Queensland. The Maleny community was already involved in a wholefoods cooperative which became an outlet for members to sell their surplus produce. The concept of LETS was readily accepted by the Maleny people and in 1987 the first LETSystem in Australia was born. Maleny LETS was very successful and consequently many other LETSystems sprang up. One of the earliest was Tableland LETS which started in 1991.