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Title: Wanna Trade? Arranging Carpools, Co-ops and Swaps

Word Count: about 1750 words

Abstract:

One of the most ancient forms of human interaction is making a comeback, and in the process, it’s building stronger ties between families and individuals in communities everywhere. Barter is back and it’s taking ever more creative forms – from carpools and babysitting exchanges to seed swaps and cooking co-ops. Find out how to set up such arrangements, avoid pitfalls and leverage the benefits of barter for yourself, your family and your community.

Excerpt:

One of the most ancient forms of human interaction is making a comeback, and in the process, it’s building stronger ties between families and individuals in communities everywhere. Barter is back and it’s taking ever more creative forms – from carpools and babysitting exchanges to seed swaps and cooking co-ops.

Barter is the process of trading goods or services without any money changing hands. It can be a great way to save time and money while also providing an opportunity to form new or stronger relationships with other parents, families and neighbors.

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