I have surrendered and emailed the Red Cross withdrawing from the training tonight and tomorrow. If taking a shower feels like a monumental chore then there isn't much use trying to be useful. Thank goodness for laptops because the extent of my concentration seems to be puttering about in cyberspace. Things I have found that might be interesting to some of you:www.timebanks.org
(volunteering meets bartering but sadly not available in my area)
and interesting combination of coop meets farmer's market Western Michigan Coop
. Each month (during the production season) there is a week when you can place orders with local producers. Then once per month at central local all local producers drop off the goods in the morning and consumers pick them up in the afternoon. Volunteers provide the labor. Pickups would be a 2 hour drive but might be worth it a few times a year this would be especially true if I preserved the harvest, volunteered while there, and combined the trip with other things I value. Seems like this would be a very good way to structure local food production in NW Indiana.