The Shandaken Project's structure, in particular its membership program, was inspired by Community Supported Agriculture—an alternative economic model that came to America in the 1980s. In a CSA, members pay a farmer up front for a portion of that year's harvest, which they collect later on. They may supplement their monetary contribution with donated skills, knowledge, or work hours. The CSA is a productive model because: We absorb the lessons of CSA and apply them by:
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