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Building Communities by Swapping Vegetables

The Squash and Bean Swap is a project by Bandstand Beds – a collective of growing enthusiasts working in the Bandstand area of London’s Clapham Common – aiming to use that Springtime window of opportunity in the growing calendar for community-building. Participants in the Swap come from a range of growing organisations in the London Borough of Lambeth, joining together at key points in the growing process to swap seeds, seedlings, and fully grown produce.


The Sharing Economy: A Conversation with Neal Gorenflo

As co-founder and publisher of the online magazine Shareable, Neal Gorenflo aims to bring the “sharing economy” into the mainstream. This model — also known as “collaborative consumption” — promotes efficient use of resources, environmental care and strong communities.