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A Meeting of the Laurel Street Trading Post - Somerville, MA

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A Meeting of the Laurel Street Trading Post - Somerville, MA

Time: March 7, 2010 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Location: 25 Laurel Street in Somerville
Street: 25 Laurel Street
City/Town: Somerville MA
Website or Map: http://www.laurelstreettradin…
Event Type: barter, swap, swap-o-ramarama
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2010

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Sunday, March 7th, 3:30-5pm
25 Laurel Street in Somerville. (Laurel Street runs between Summer St and Somerville Ave.)
For more info visit: http://www.laurelstreettradingpost.org/
Or contact:Blake Roberts (blake.e.robertsgmail.com)

The Laurel Street Trading Post is free and open to all. Any items you bring can be traded or bartered for the other items available at the Trading Post that week, or you can donate your item. It is up to you how much your item is "worth." Bring your extra food, crafts, seedlings, compost, or anything else you would like to trade with other members from the community. It is an opportunity to get rid of all that butternut squash you have stored away or share your hand-knit scarves, and get something else exciting in exchange, or just help out a neighbor who needs some fresh produce that week.

The Trading Post was inspired by a desire to share our garden harvest and make locally produced food more accessible to the neighborhood. The Trading Post provides an opportunity for those with limited access to fresh, quality food to find it available closer to their homes. It also encourages reusing and recycling, and puts an emphasis on the production and consumption of local food and other goods, while keeping valuable materials out of landfills. Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, this system aims to bring the exchange of material goods back to a familial level and foster strong community relationships.As usual, bring your extra food, crafts, compost, etc to trade or donate. You will find different and exciting items each time! Here are a few (but by no means all) of the items traded at the January trading hours: homemade peanut butter, pickled green tomatoes, home brew, beef jerky, yogurt, second hand clothing, cranberry butter, and a crystal growing kit.

At the request of several traders, this month we will additionally be featuring a seed exchange. This is a great opportunity for all those gardeners (both guerrilla and open alike) and urban farmers out there, or anyone looking to explore the wonderful world of plants. Swapping seeds with neighbors allows you to grow a wider variety of plants, prevent excess seeds from going to waste, and save money.

This is the third TP event so far and turnout has been growing steadily. With the warmer months quickly approaching and the growing season soon beginning, we hope to have trading hours at least once a month. As always, the Trading Post is free and open to all, and we love to see new faces.

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