Please join us for our annual "Portland Trading Post" PLANT Swap!! This is by far our biggest swap of the year. You're still welcome to bring other items, per usual, but the focus this month is plants plant plants! Its getting close to time to get in the dirt, so bring anything you can. Indoor plants, outdoor plants, perennials, annuals, fruit, whatever you've got to share. There will be tons to trade, and lots of great information being passed along. We'll also be having a skill share on Seed Saving, so make sure and catch that. We are going to have tables set up outside (weather permitting) this year, but the indoor space will be part of it too. We look forward to seeing all of you for one of our most exciting events of the year!!!
Trading Post events are free, open to all and have minimal rules. Space may be limited so please take your RSVP seriously. Canned goods, plants, seedlings, seeds, preserved or fresh produce, hand-made items, etc. are all welcome at Portland Trading Post. You can also bring books and clothes.
NEW! We are now combining these swaps with skill-sharing!
The main idea is that we are stepping outside of the cash economy and mutually "gifting" things to each other in a way that turns whatever we have in abundance into a diversity of goodness and good will.
In the past, people have used the "comments" area of this page to talk about what they think they might be bringing which drums up early interest:)
The only guidelines are:
No cash changes hands.
Don't start the swapping until everyone's there and has a chance to look around at what's on offer (about 15 minutes in).
You can swap with someone or simply "gift" things to each other without taking a return item. Your choice.
You can use and trade "time dollars" if you are a member of the local time bank (Hour Exchange Portland).
Make sure you've found a home for all your stuff before you leave (or take home what hasn't been gifted).
If you bring a food item with multiple ingredients, pls label. Please use the comments area of this page to talk about what you might be bringing or seeking.
This is a social and casual event. Family and kid-friendly. Coffee and tea provided by The Resilience Hub. If you'd like to bring a snack or sample to share, that's great. If you'd like to offer a short skill-share on something you like to do, that would be awesome as well....just email the organizer in advance. If you have flyers or info about other cool things happening around town, bring those for our bulletin boards. Bring business cards to post on our Friends & Members Enterprise Zone wall, too.
See you at the swap!