Conservation & Sustainable Management

What is the Gift Economy?

Mid-September saw the National Trust for Jersey hosting an open weekend of their properties as part of the UK’s celebration of architecture, history and culture.  Jersey in Transition supported the initiative up at Morel Farm by providing a cream tea and cake stall, and a Giving Table.  These two stalls were a part of what is known as the gift economy – an idea that is central to the Transition group and how it operates.  This isn’t about giving goods or services in order to get something back, more a pay-it-forward notion that by contributing to your community without expecting anything back relationships are strengthened, connections are made and all members of the community benefit….


Read more in “The Jersey Life” Magazine (print only)


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