Findhorn are running what looks like an exceptionally interesting community currency exploration in August 2010 – for more information and bookings etc. have a look at the money and soul page on their website, in the meantime, here’s a taster:
On The Money: Design Tools for Creating Community Currencies
A Vision Quest to the Heart of Local Money
with John Rogers & Jonathan Dawson, featuring eminent guest speakers Richard Douthwaite,
Margrit Kennedy & Bernard Lietaer by teleconference, plus other local money practioners
14th to 18th August, 2010, The Park, Findhorn, Moray, Scotland
Our money system is in crisis. We can try to reform a broken system or we can design new ones to support the transition to a sustainable and resilient society. Local money gives us a proven tool to deal with the effects of financial crises, community breakdown, climate change and peak oil. It supports communities to use their own assets to solve local problems, meet local needs and achieve local goals: everything from community gardens to renewable energy and local economic regeneration.
This course is about how to design more resilient community currency systems that will stand the test of time. Together we’ll discover the wealth that lies at the heart of our communities and learn how to mobilise that wealth for the benefit of all.
Come and learn the essential design skills to create local money systems that last, in the company of eminent international designers who have done it.
For more information and bookings etc. have a look at the money and soul page on their website