The 3rd Saturday of the Month, September-May
From 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
A FREE community event for all ages, the Austin Sustainable Swap provides a space to enjoy a few hours with friends, while we practice sustainability through re-use (redistribution of goods/stuff), sharing skills (learning is awesome!), and trading home-grown veggies and plants. The more folks participate, the merrier!
November 15th, 2014
Gratitude for All of the Things, & All of the People
E.A.S.T & RE:aRT!
All of the things--through sharing with each other, we ALL have more--we are grateful for; and all of the people--the knowledge and skills we share enrich all of our 'toolboxes'--we are grateful for, indeed.
Thank you for participating; thank you for sharing.
Our 3rd season of the Austin Sustainable Swap continues in the spirit of building community, as well as fostering the sharing and exchange of knowledge.
This month we're kicking off the Music & Memory iPod drive. We will be collecting gently used & new iPods (Shuffles are preferred), as well as iTunes gift cards; they will be sent to elder care facilities to provide music therapy to folks with dementia, Alzheimer's, and other cognitive disorders. Learn more here!
Community Teachers! Please join us! Share your mental wares with us, just a taste--so we can explore what we would like to learn, from you, more in depth. Collecting e-mails of prospective students is heartily approved!
Tinkerers, Makers, Crafters--bring out what you do, and inspire others to create! You may barter or sell what you have, or give it away as gifts, if it so pleases you. We only ask that youplease share a skill in the form of a demonstration or class.
We'll have the usual Swap Tables. The "General Swap" table is there to re-distribute the still usable things that you no longer need to the folks who may, and the remaining goods will be donated to SafePlace.
We have a special emphasis this year on the Parenting Tools Swap table; 1/2 of all the items collected will be kept to stay in available rotation, with the other 1/2 being donated to SafePlace.
And on the Micro-Farmers Swap table! Gardeners of all scales are welcome to bring their excess to share/swap/sell, as well as seedlings, seeds, and whatever else you'd like to bring to the event.
Are you interested in securing a space to set up your table, and make some trades for stuff or services that you may need or want? Swapping dollars is also acceptable; we encourage bartering as much as possible, but sometimes money is all people have to give in exchange, and you most definitely can take it(note that as a seller, you are responsible for all sales, taxes, and income taxes, etc, etc, etc).
See our "Reserve Your Space" page for more information and to contact us.
What IS a Sustainable Swap?
It's a meeting space where folks can gather and exchange home-grown produce, home-made crafts, as well as skills and services.
It's an educational space, for individuals or groups to voluntarily share free workshops and classes to those interested in learning.
It's a space for raising awareness; for local non-profit organizations to educate us on how they contribute to our local community, and how we may--in return--help them to succeed.
It's a place for folk to gather and exchange: ideas, plan projects, plant seeds, and gather each other--as resources. Because when we work together, we can accomplish so much more than we can individually.
It's a place to let go of the tools or objects you no longer need: clothes,shoes,toys,books,excess supplies...and trade them out for ones that are new, to you, and may serve you better, now.
And it's 100% FREE 4 All!
This 3rd Saturday of the month @ RE:aRT!
This month our event is being hosted by ATEN's Amanda Jones and her partner Chad, in their backyard RE:aRT space!
Next month we'll be at our new host location, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, on 38 & 1/2 St.
located behind 2608b Rogers Ave. 78722
Would you like to set up a table and show us what you've got to share?
Enter your info HERE!