The 3rd Saturday of the Month, September-May @ Hot Mama's Cafe
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!
September 20th, 2014
Falling into Autumn
It's that time again--to gather under the branches and leaves of a glorious old tree, while we connect with each other.
As we enter our 3rd season of the Austin Sustainable Swap, we do so in the spirit of building community as well as fostering the sharing and exchange of knowledge.
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, if you intend to sell more than barter or gift, please 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.
We're calling in a cold front so that it really feels like Fall. Fingers crossed.
See you on September 20th!
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!
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, hosted by your fabulous & locally owned
located at 2401 E. 6th St. 78702
Would you like to set up a table and show us what you've got to share?
Enter your info HERE!