10 Nov '11, 11am

Collaborative Consumption Comes To The Kitchen

Collaborative Consumption Comes To The Kitchen

WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS from rachel botsman on Vimeo . If you, like me, have run across the street or hallway to borrow your neighbor's bread machine or fancier food processor just a few too many times, you'll be happy to know the collaborative consumption movement that has spawned car sharing and bike sharing and tool sharing is now debuting kitchen appliance sharing. In Portland, Oregon a successful push to make canning equipment and knowledge communally available prompted a new city group to start the process of putting together an extensive collection of kitchen appliances and tools. What can we share next? pjohnkeane /CC BY-SA 2.0 The new SE Portland Community Kitchen Tool Library hopes to have pressure cookers, canners, knife sharpeners, bread machines, popcorn makers, grain mills, and even place settings and a cider press. The new effort took inspiration from another P...

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