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VOICES FROM THE FIELD with Kate Macdonald
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm GMT
In this first episode of Voices from the Field, Local Futures has invited Kate Macdonald, a community activist from Hull, Yorkshire, UK to share her experience with timebanking – a bartering system that allows people to exchange time & skills, rather than money – as well as with the co-creation of inspiring local food initiatives that strengthen community fabric and increase food security.
Join this online session to learn about the concept of timebanking and what it takes to start one. Hear about a famous local food festival, a growers’ network, a community kitchen and an open garden space/rewilding campaign. Bring your questions!
Thursday November 18, 2021. 7pm London | 2pm New York
Kate Macdonald is the founder of TimeBank Hull and East Riding in Yorkshire started in 2012. Kate is a steward for Hull’s Mutual Aid Network pilot site and is a board member of the HUMANS Global Co-operative, linking mutual aid networks all over the world. She has played a key role in the creation of many inspiring community projects centered around food. Kate is the co-founder of the Freedom FEASTival, a yearly celebration hosted as part of the Freedom Festival in Hull that feeds 1500 people in 3 hours with food donated by local growers & prepared by volunteers. She is also a founding member of Gardens and Open Spaces Hull, among other projects.
This 1-hour session (which may extend to 75 minutes) takes place in Zoom, and will also be live streamed to Facebook. Make sure to join in Zoom if you want to ask questions.
VOICES FROM THE FIELD is a series of conversations hosted in connection with the Localization Action Guide, featuring people that have hands-on experience with actions that can help build healthy communities, direct democracy and human-scale ecological economies.