Got the new coupon book yesterday at Nature's Oasis and used the first coupon today. Saved 5$ on wine for Thanksgiving dinner.
Is it possible to be a member of a community without spending time in it? I at least don't think so. Is it possible to be a member of a community without spending money in it? I'd have to say it is possible. I'd even say it is possible to make money in a community … Continue reading Spending time and spending money in a local economy is really what makes a locality vibrant.
Durangoans often joke about the number of breweries we have, and for a town of our size we have a lot of them. We've got Carver's, Ska (regional craft brewery), Steamworks, Durango Brewing Company, Brew, and now Animas Brewing Company. And I feel like we can't forget the Bootleggers Society (when multiple local breweries get … Continue reading Six breweries and counting
I grew up in a small town, a very small town (Sequim, Washington) and very few people know where it is, but one thing about having parents who owned (and still own) a local business meant that many folks knew me even if I didn't know them. Now, small towns can be great to raise … Continue reading Local community=small world?
Some days I deliberately look for local products to make into dinner, other days it just works out that way. Last week I had one of those meals, I had my heart set on Sunnyside Meats Beer Brats, so that means a stop at Nature's Oasis. Those beer brats are made from local pigs (well … Continue reading A Very Local Meal
I have to say the local business that I probably spend the most with is my car guy (Jeremy at Auto Pro), of course some of this is because I choose to drive a '68 VW beetle 250 miles a week. Most people seem to think the car guy is always out to get you, … Continue reading Cars and local economy
Ana Zeiler’s finger (foreground) holds a string that HELP members tossed around the room as folks spouted requests for help and offers to assist. The local time-banking organization held a new sign-up/potluck recently at St. Mark’s Church. Holding the string at the back of the room is new recruit Micah Rieke. "I need to just … Continue reading Time Bank article- By Joy Martin
The next #Blogging101 assignment is to look at the Daily Prompt, I couldn't write to the first several so I picked this one "Be the Change." as it can be related to economics. Although if you want to suggest one that I try to bring around to econ, I'll try. I'd assume by now it is apparent … Continue reading “Be The Change”
While the assignment is to write to our 'dream reader', I'd rather write towards my ideal reader. Maybe it is because there are few 'dreamy' local economists and even fewer localists who are actually economy blog readers. My ideal reader would be someone with an understanding or a desire to understand micro and macro econ, boring subjects … Continue reading Ideal Reader
One reason I've decided to blog is that maybe this way I'll actually spend more attention to my local economy. While my focus so far has been mainly on the http://www.local-first.org/content/be-local-coupon-book , it certainly isn't the only thing I'd like to look at this year. Maybe the reason local economy is so interesting to me … Continue reading New Years!