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November 1, 2016

October has been grand!  The Time Bank A-Team outdid itself reaching out to those who call Sebastopol home, and the folks who have joined up are an inspiration. If you are just learning about the time bank, you might wonder who we are and what kinds of things we do....

October 2, 2016

The Sebastopol Area Time Bank opens in early October, just when we start  thinking of all the things on our to-do lists for the holidays.

Why wait to start thinking about how the time bank can help you? 

I'm thinking back to Halloweens past, when my kids looked to me for...

August 26, 2016

A small and dedicated group of time bankers is working to open the Sebastopol Area Time Bank this fall.  

We are now recruiting folks who are willing and able to pitch in and help build out our teams.  An all volunteer organization, the SATB walks the talk: we value all...

July 13, 2016

What do you think of when you hear or see the word "bank?"  Does it conjure up ideas about big business? Paperwork? Fees? Balance sheets and debt? 

Or maybe you think of it as a safe place for your hard-earned dollars and it represents security.  A solid place for...

June 13, 2016

We've put time banking to the test here in Sebastopol. The time flew by and when we met informally with our pilot participants at the end of the study,we found that our experience mirrors that of other time banks.

Soon we will review all the surveys we've asked them to...

June 1, 2016

 

 

 

Carrie works full time and volunteers managing local events for a national political campaign.  She joined the time bank even though she knew the study was happening exactly when the California Primary Election would be heating up.  

 

It turns out she was p...

May 25, 2016

I was talking to a friend about a phenomenon that is common to all time banks: the reluctance to ask for help.  Most time bankers are givers; they enjoy helping others and are usually pretty self-sufficient.  That's great but if no one in a time bank needs anything, th...

May 8, 2016

 

Kent was destined to be the most popular time banker since he offered to haul stuff in his pickup.   Sure enough, he is hauling away what used to be Randy’s deck.  But it was a turkey dinner that captured the attention of our group at the last gathering of time banker...

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