Worth Knowing: Check out the online auction to support BALE


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Check out BALE's annual online auction/fundraiser. There's everything from ski passes, tai chi classes and massages to a Costa Rican getaway and stays in guest cottages and farmhouses. There's maple syrup, country pies, candlelit dinners for a small crowd and handmade pottery. In other words, there's something for everyone. 

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Check it out: www.32auctions.com/BALE2018

But don't wait too long - the auction ends on Sunday, December 16.

BALE stands for Building a Local Economy. BALE is a non-profit organization with an office in South Royalton that serves as an economy resource center for local economy initiatives in the White River Valley. Among its many activities, BALE hosts a series of “deep-dive” programs in Randolph and South Royalton called Building Resilient Communities and Why Build A Local Economy. These programs focus on the underlying challenges of creating resilient communities in a time of economic scarcity and ecological disruption. As with all of BALE’s work, the objective is solutions-focused initiatives and knowledge that empower and engage communities. Thus, advancing cooperative models (worker ownership, food coops, and other democratic governance systems), strong local food systems, localized energy initiatives, and creating local investment and exchange models are woven into the dialogues as solutions that will, ultimately, increase regional resilience over time.

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