Business and Livelihoods
Unlike your favourite form of renewable energy, or who speaks for the High Street, good food is one of those things that unites all Totnesians. And good food doesn't just happen. It takes dedicated, talented chefs conjuring magic in a well stocked kitchen.
But not every culinary conjurer has access to a spacious professional cucina. Wouldn't it be useful to have a work hub, but for food-based businesses? Or for that matter non-business chefs? Imagine a large communal kitchen with multiple ovens and cook tops, capacious fridge and feezer, large work surfaces, mixers, slicers, dicers. Would you be interested? There's a potential entrepreneur or two kicking around the idea. If you'd like to express your interest, please complete this survey.
Over the next five weeks, REconomy Project Totnes and Schumacher College will play host to 7 incredible 'new economy' lectures, back to back to back. The series begins Monday, October 15th with "Resilience and Land-based Economics", a talk exploring the ideas of Henry George, an innovative economist who has influenced many, including Charles Eistenstein.
On the 17th, It's "Currencies for a Complex World". Tony Greenham, TTT trustee and researcher at the new economics foundation, along with Jonathan Dawson, chair of the Economics of Transition programme at Schumacher College. They will be exploring the idea of creating "polycultures of exchange" - complementary currencies, LETs, time banks, gifting - and how they can contribute to a new economics.