Quaker Barter Fair to celebrate Earth Day April 22, 1-4 pm
The Quaker Barter Fair offers the community an opportunity to share in the practice of the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship and earth care.
This Earth Day, come see how The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other. In addition to creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community, we offer a number of other earth care opportunities:
Plant and seed exchange
Presentation by a Master Gardener on adding native plants to your landscape
And it is a Fair, with crafts, games and other activities for families and chldren, including, but not limited to
- Games and crafts
- Story Tellers at Story Rock
- Labyrinth by the Houston Labyrinth Society. Learn more about labyrinths here
- Live Concert by Jim Presley: Blues and Native American
To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how bartering can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.
There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them. Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish. At the end of the day all items remaining at the “Free Table” will be donated to a local charity.