Trade Shack is a postcode community-driven trading anything platform focusing on self-sufficiency via homesteading. You trade anything from vegetables to animals, from locally made to farming equipment.
We at the Trade Shack focus on local growers and trade from local hobby farms, backyard growers and homesteaders to consumers.
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The Trade Shack
Shorten the Supply Chain
What CoVid19 and lockdowns have shown us is “We depend too much on the centralisation of food production” and we do not need to.
The CoVid19 situation created a lot of interest in backyard growing or even micro-gardening on balconies. Some will become successful and have ample food and excess produce to sell. Most will likely slip back into the sole reliance on supermarkets and their Just-In-Time (long) supply chains.
To build upon the backyard growing momentum, we at the Trade Shack want to connect backyard growers with local consumers. Enabling short supply chains, providing fresh and quality produce to your neighbours, friends and townspeople.
Just like in the old days.
The Trade Shack
Creating awareness of your current situation and what you might need in the event of a disaster. Disasters have different impacts on people, depending on their current situation.Therefore, it is important to be clear and honest about YOUR situation.
Introducing communities grouped by Postcode Communities. We use postcodes to set geographical boundaries, making it easier to define "local". Postcode boundaries are not restricting, they are merely to put a name to a group or location.
We started trading seeds online using Telegram Groups, and there is an active trade among the Telegram Group members. Bartering goods etc. Seeds are the start of all growth. It is the start of self-sufficiency and homesteading.
Newly introduced to connect, mainly growers, with customers. Ideally, the business is sourcing all its materials within a 50km radius. Is a local grower, produces locally, sells locally and hires locally. Build local, grow local, sell local, and buy local.
Trade Anything, basically, you can trade anything related to homesteading. Social Media causes issues when you sell animals, or you have to pay for them. On the Trade Shack, it is free and has no limitation on trading honest homesteading produce. (Yes, it is FREE)
We spoke with the person who set up the Local Edible Exchange. Wrote up the guidelines based on our conversation. We can include Local Edible Exchange for each community if they want, should they not want to use Fakebook.
Paid members get access to the posts, our old courses, which are more detailed and have step-by-step instructions, and priority access to new posts. Starting from $20 per YEAR, you get access.
The Trade Shack was initially designed to help those who lost their job during the CoVid19 period. A few people got together and identified the need to create a platform for people to connect without using Fakebook and other social media platforms. Be able to have free uncensored discussions about any and all topics.
This quickly grew into a more complex project than any of us could imagine. We included options for teachers to create courses and sell those courses to students. We created prepping forums, community gatherings and many other things. It got too big and stripped the Trade Shack down to focus on homesteading and self-sufficiency.