On Sunday, April 10, the HOUR Traders will host its 15th annual Springtime Celebration at the Old World Deli. The Springtime Celebration is a free event and a great way to meet folks in the community as well as learning about the HOUR Exchange and local currency.
The HOUR Exchange is a non-profit organization that was established in 2002. Their mission is to provide education and promote ecological sustainability, networking, and support of entrepreneurs. The HOUR Exchange is a community that trades both goods and services, which is backed by a local currency called HOURS.
HOURS is a recognized currency in the City of Corvallis. The organization says they use the term HOURS because it reminds everyone where the source of money’s value is created: through time, skills, and resources. A local currency allows money to stay within in the city while supporting local businesses. Vendors at the Springtime Celebration will be accepting both HOURS and U.S. dollars. Trade of seed and different plants or services is also encouraged.
The Springtime Celebration will be held Sunday, April 10 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Old World Deli. Admission is free and bringing items to trade is encouraged. For more information, visit www.hourexchange.org, or find more on Facebook by searching for “Corvallis Hours” or “The HOUR Traders 15th Annual Spring Gathering.”