If you want to join


SBN currently has around 40 members with an active website and frequent e-mails. Join by clicking on the Yahoo! group’s link on their website (search “Scottsville barter network”), though you don’t have to be a member to access the directory of goods and services (sustainablescottsville.com/barter).

The group has an open meeting the first Tuesday of every month, in the likeable form of a potluck dinner around 7pm in Scottsville Park’s gazebo. According to Michelle Maggiore, “our meetings are congenial and rarely very business-oriented. People just mention things they’d like to do or get help with, or local news, and then thank people for other things accomplished since the last meeting.”

Get info about the Rivanna Barter Network at tradelocal.org.