Austin Sustainable Swap for MicroFarmers, Crafters, and Generally Skilled Folk
The Austin Sustainable Swap is a place for folks to come together and swap home-grown produce, home-made crafts, stuff, and skills. A place for folks to share free workshops/classes with the community. A place for non-profits/volunteer groups to educate us about how they support the community, and how we can support them.
This event builds community; it supports education by providing a space for free classes; it supports non-profits; it supports local artists and artisans by giving them a place to showcase their talents; it encourages folks to grow food at home (focus on one of two crops, bring your excess and trade out for other produce, reducing household food costs); it's a barter/swap economy that has room for swapping dollars, and is completely free to participate in, on all levels.