Trade School Sacramento is volunteer-run community organization that offers classes to the public using barter instead of money. Our goal is to offer an accessible education resource that also builds trust & community connection in Sacramento.

Here is how Trade School works:

Step 1) Classes at Trade School Sacramento are taught in exchange for barter items provided by students. For example, if you teach a class about building a website, you might ask students to bring 1 of the following barter items: a pack guitar strings; a paperback novel; a bag of local fruit; help with finding an apartment. Every class's barter will be different, as each instructor sets their own class's exchange. 

Step 2) Students sign up for classes on our website, and, by signing up, they agree to bring 1 of the barter items requested by the instructor.

Step 3)  On the day of class, the teachers & students meet in a space that is made available by Trade School Sacramento. Students give their barter item to the teacher, and the class begins! 

Trade School is a place to learn with other people who value practical wisdom, mutual aid, and the social nature of exchange. We believe that everyone has something to offer.