Welcome to the Seedstock Community Currency Online xChange Station
To buy your Seedstock on the xChange Station, simply:
1. Select one of the local causes listed below, which all have Seedstock available for sale.
2. On the xChange page for your chosen non-profit, fill in the xChange form at the bottom. You will then be routed to PayPal to complete your payment.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to create your Seedstock Trading Account (if you do not already have one).
4. Your Seedstock Trading Account will be credited with your Seedstock purchase within two business days. At any time, including right after your purchase, you may request a withdrawal of paper Seedstock bills using the "Request Paper Seedstock" link in the top and sidebar menus on this page. Your Seedstock will be delivered by mail within 5 business days.
At Seedstock Community Currency, we believe that one of the most powerful ways that we can change our world is by changing our money. Money is a major force in all of our lives - can you imagine if at least some of the money we used every day supported the positive changes we wish to see in the world? Seedstock is a collaborative currency that circulates and remains within our communities, creating new connections, opportunities and collaborations among local people, businesses and organisations. Using Seedstock is a powerful step we can take towards a more sustainable, resilient, equitable and vibrant community.
When businesses first join the Seedstock network, they underwrite Seedstock and gift it to local causes they wish to support. Now here's where you come in: by buying Seedstock from these local causes, you are providing them with cash that they can use to further their good works in the community, and receiving Seedstock in exchange, which you can then spend at participating community-minded businesses. It's like getting a double use of your money!
Support Seedstock Community Currency and the development of community currencies in British Columbia by buying Seedstock from the non-profit co-operative spearheading this initiative, agorabora Collaborative Community Co-operative.
Help the Potluck Café Society improve access to nutritious and affordable food in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by buying Seedstock in support of its DTES Kitchen Tables Project.
Eternal Abundance is an organic, local and fair trade grocery store and raw/vegan café serving the Commercial Drive community. More than a grocery store or café, Eternal Abundance serves as a community hub, making their space available for numerous community events in the evenings.
Now you can "covest" in the future of this community treasure by buying Seedstock, the proceeds of which will shift some of Eternal Abundance's debt onto a zero-interest community-backed microloan. Then spend your Seedstock at any local business, including Eternal Abundance!
Localise your money and help localise food in Vancouver! Support the work of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society in urban agriculture and education by changing money with them.
The Lazarus Health Project is creating educational videos on holistic health topics that bring together the voices of patients, families, and health professionals from across the spectrum of integrated medicine and science. We are also featuring the work of organizations advocating for food security and environmental sustainability.
Living the New Economy, a week-long series of events hosted by the Healing Cities Institute in November 2012 on Granville Island, was the largest-ever convergence of people, ideas and projects around the New Economy that our region has ever seen. And yet, that was just a warm-up! Supporting Living the New Economy means supporting a transformational touchstone for BC's New Economy movement.
Village Vancouver inspires individuals and organizations to take actions that build resilient and sustainable communities throughout Metro Vancouver.