Many of us Wise Woman know what a pleasure it is to create our own homemade medicines infused with our love and magic. I am interested in connecting with women in western NC who make "medicine"... anything from tinctures to wild green pesto... to swap ideas, recipes, and potentially goods! How much fun would it be to organize a local gift giving circle in your area to connect with other like-minded women? To many native peoples, this is considered a pot-latch, wherein gifts are traded without the use of money. Perhaps you need elderberry syrup ASAP, and another person can't wait to get her hands on that lavender honey you made.
Our shifting economic times challenge us to rethink traditional methods of currency. Why not participate in a gifting economy?