We are a new community of concerned citizens and businesses that wants not only to boost our economy but bring about a shift in our attitude towards money.
Our meeting last night was a great success: We achieved our expected attendance and doubled our membership. Also check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/AdirondackCooperativeEconomy
Our attendees covered very diverse areas of our economy: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, cooking, logging, construction, homesteading handcrafts and courses, music, writing, photography, design and printing, promotional buttons, education, governmental services, accounting, engineering, real estate, Hudson Headwaters Health Network practitioners, an elder care worker, some Adirondack Mountain Club hiking and canoing leaders, former IRS employee, a local town board member and even our local bank rep. Everyone got their first Adirondack Bucks and got to use them right away on some offerings at our table: local honey, pies, tomatoes, pear butter, and Combucha starter. There was tasting of Combucha tea and zucchini squares. The ADK Farm to Pantry that offers vegetables, eggs and meats at the Chestertown Farmer’s Market and donates excess to food pantries had a nice harvest display. We can only grow from here.
We are a new community of concerned citizens and businesses that wants not only to boost our economy but bring about a shift in our attitude towards money from “me” to “us” and from “greed” to “cooperation”. We are based in Warrensburg but are expanding to the surrounding region. Adirondack Cooperative Economy offers a full spectrum mutual credit exchange – online and with paper currency – parallel to the US $ system. We do not replace the dollar but rather add to the purchasing power of individuals by turning their untapped skills or surplus goods into valuable credits with which they can purchase the excess capacity of businesses. Businesses can in turn use these credits to purchase products or services from other businesses. You can exchange goods and services with your friends and neighbors as well as support your local businesses.