PAY WHAT YOU FEEL IS RIGHT—HOW DOES IT WORK?
For the S-START service, it goes like this:
You pay for the materials up front. What that figure is depends on the design we decide on together, but so you have an idea, the materials for typical structures cost roughly this much:
Wildlife protection garden enclosure: $TBA—$TBA (depending on size)
Raised garden beds: $TBA—$TBA
Terrace retaining walls: $TBA—$TBA
You pay what you feel is right for our time, skills and effort. We organise the event, source the materials and transport it, purchase hardware, provide tools, insurance and so forth, guide the working party, and follow up with skills sessions. What you feel that is worth is what you pay.
Yes, this means we are beholden to your generosity and integrity. That's OK. We believe in you. We believe in our community, and that this kind of exchange is important in the building of community strength and resilience.
But we do understand that not everyone is comfortable with this kind of exchange. We very much encourage you to take up this offer (could it be any better?) but for the time being we are providing the option to opt out and do it in the conventional way.