Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
A monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Earth Day Quaker Barter Fair

  • Trade objects and services without using common currency

  • Support Earth Day efforts to decrease our carbon foot print

  • Opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.

  • Family/kid friendly activities including story time

  • Beneficial plant and seed swaps are welcome.                    

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 this 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, whatever is left on the free table will be donated to a local charity

No money will be exchanged for services or goods.  The purpose of this event is to challenge those who choose to participate to think about repurposing or exchanging what has already been produced as an alternative to using more of the earth’s resources.

At 2 pm we will welcome back to the sound stage Jim Presley and his native American and traditional old school blues music.  Learn more about Jim and his music here


Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting
1318 West 26th St.
Houston, TX 77008
United States
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