Cowrie Village is an organization that aims to develop an alternative economy to build community wealth. To pursue this vision, it has held events in Oakland and Berkeley to initiate a time banking model through its project, East Bay Bank Exchange. The organization also supports community/group savings and loans in Oakland.
The East Bay Bank Exchange through a Gather and Trade cashfree swap meets at:
- the Juneteenth Festival at California Hotel in June, 2013.
- PLACE for Sustainable Living, February 2013
- PLACE for Sustainable Living, January 2013
- Lil Bobby Hutton Park in November, 2012
It also supports Swap It Oakland.