This board was created to help build stronger community in West Michigan, stop hyper-consumption and utilize people’s talents. Our current economic system serves a small percentage of the population, causes tremendous human harm and is environmentally destructive.
Barter Board is just one attempt to create more economic freedom and autonomy for people to collective resist capitalism.
Bartering is based on exchange or trade, so we ask that people not expect goods/services for free and are willing to actually barter with their own goods/services. Posts are welcome to either offer goods/services or to find goods/services needed. We ask that this system be based on barter (exchange of goods/services) and not on money. Users are welcome to list their talents and the degree to which they are proficient in these talents, understanding that someone may offer to provide a service in which they are not necessarily professionally trained.