Holiday Sharing Expo
Neighbors sharing goods,,skills, and more!
TIME CHANGED: 1-3PM (Expo only)
Sunday, December 8 – FREE!
Common GroundGround Organic Supply & Education Center
559 College Ave, Palo Alto
Come join us for our annual Holiday sharing expo, and ring in the holidays with your neighbors, old and new! Share crafts, books, clothes, toys, and any garden items (or bring garden produce to the Garden share earlier in the day). We’ll also be sharing holiday goods and decorations.
We’ll be bringing you old and new things to see and do: You can tune up your bike, Start composting, make rugs from t-shirts, sharpen your knives, share on video, and taste some mulled cider. More demos to come as well!
PLEASE NOTE: The Garden Share will continue to be at 11am on the second Sunday of each month, including December 8. Please join the Garden Share, grab lunch, and stay with us at the Expo afterward!
Composting – Annette P will teach composting basics, how you can get started, and a great way to keep food out of the landfill while enriching your garden.
Rag rugs – Anna will demonstrate a brilliant use for tons of old t-shirts – useful rugs you can make yourself.
Knife sharpening – William will help you save those dull blades with tue right techniques for getting a clean, sharp cutting edge.
Bike workshop – Tom and David will be on hand to help you learn to get your bike running on all speeds, safely.
Clothes, toys, and books – Bring your gently used clothes, toys, and books to share, or take something interesting. Please no stained, broken, or torn items.
Garden share -While the garden share is happening at 11am the same day, same place, please bring your garden produce there and stay for the expo.
Crafts -Bring your arts and crafts supplies, holiday crafts, and other knickknacks in good condition to our craft table for sharing.
Refreshments – We will be making mulled cider to share, but feel free to bring local or homemade food items only to share. Bring a reusable cup to drink from. If you come empty-handed, you’re still welcome!
Throughout the Bay Area, neighbors are Coming together to share skills and goods. Our event is supported by Transition Palo Alto,,Common Ground, Fabmo, Deborah’s Palm, SCRAP, Acterra, Planetshifter.com, Opalz, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Slow Food South Bay, and Transition Silicon Valley.
The Common Ground store is open during the event, so plan to stop in to get any supplies you need. Also, the event is only 3 blocks from the California Ave Farme’s Market (9am to 1pm), so you can shop and eat beforehand. The Garden share is also at Common Ground 11am to noon, so you can share your garden bounty, grab lunch,then join us for the Expo at 1pm.
Please note: In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
Questions? Email rani – bacraftswap at gmail.com