Barter for Knowledge – Trade School Los Angeles: On-Going
Take a class through bartering with your teacher at Trade School Los Angeles.
Classes are open to the public. We believe that everyone has something to offer, and that mutual exchange is a positive & powerful tool for building a community. Sign up below and learn something new!
Trade School is an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. The Los Angeles chapter of the national network of Trade Schools was started in 2014.
For lots more details, go here: tradeschool.coop/losangeles/
Here is how Trade School works:
Step 1) Classes at Trade School LA are taught in exchange for barter items provided by students. For example, if you teach a class about building a website, you might ask students to bring 1 of the following barter items: a pack guitar strings; a paperback novel; a bag of local fruit; help with finding an apartment. Every class’s barter will be different, as each instructor sets their own class’s exchange.
Step 2) Students sign up for classes on our website, and, by signing up, they agree to bring 1 of the barter items requested by the instructor.
Step 3) On the day of class, the teachers & students meet in a space that is made available by Trade School LA. Students give their barter item to the teacher, and the class begins!
Trade School is a place to learn with other people who value practical wisdom, mutual aid, and the social nature of exchange. We believe that everyone has something to offer.
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