The foundation of Villages is a trust network that you help create by endorsing friends who have something to contribute to the community. Find friends-of-friends that have the skills you need, or interesting projects you can help with.
Search for what you want. Post what you have. When someone helps you, acknowledge the help. When you help someone, receive acknowledgement. Villages uses Ripple technology to allow acknowledgements to be received through trusted friends, making them more meaningful.
By working for friends and neighbors in our community, rather than for banks and corporations, and issuing our own acknowledgements rather than using their money, we take control of our own economic destiny.
Also, check out the Villages.cc group mailing list.