Echo Park Time Bank in The L.A. Times

Time bank takes root in Echo Park

Echo Park Time Bank is a new online community that trades time, services and expertise, like dog walking, housesitting or advice on how to start a small business.

By Emili Vesilind
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

July 27 2008

ANE CRABTREE, a costume designer and stylist, was on location in Bulgaria when a professional chef e-mailed to say she'd be happy to give Crabtree free private cooking lessons when she returned. Then a neighbor in Angelino Heights e-mailed and offered to water her plants -- gratis -- the next time she goes out of town.

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