How To Build A Neighborhood Skills Database

Compile a database of who has what practical skills in your neighborhood. You may be surprised at the talents your neighbors have, from general skills like carpentry and gardening to very specific skills like diesel engine repair and child psychology.

A skills database is a great way to start Transition in your community immediately, because it helps everyone access the resources that are right in their own neighborhood. It can help people buy, barter or donate services within the neighborhood, as well as be a resource for education, community projects, and establishing a local currency or community time bank.

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