An active community of home gardeners, permaculturalists and homesteaders can actively trade, swap and barter with supported technologies such as the CES (Community Exchange System) and LETS programs. These programs can act as support vehicles to aide in establishing sustainable self sufficient communities.
The CES is simply a system that allows its members to list the items they have and the things they want (Wants and Offerings). It also tracks and manages “credits” from transactions made between members of the community. But alternative methods of exchange are also just as beneficial.by