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Bartering Group Launched in Charlottesville

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A group in Charlottesville is bringing back the barter system.

The CVille TimeBank started as a pilot project in the Charlottesville 2012 Neighborhood Leadership Institute. Now, it's up and running.

The time bank is a reciprocal service exchange that uses time as currency. Wednesday, members of the group met to go through some of the services to be exchanged. People can sign up and exchange services like housework, music and yoga lessons and much more.

"All of the postings, service offers and requests are tracked online as well as the member balances so you can kind of browse for services online and post things that you need and look for things that you want," said Kathy Kildea, a member of the time bank.

The group is hosting a potluck dinner this Sunday to invite new members to join and learn about time banking. The potluck starts at 5 p.m. in Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, on 717 Rugby Road in Charlottesville.

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