On Saturday, Transition Palo Alto held its first ever Share Faire at Common Ground Garden and what a great place it was to have a Share Faire! With plenty of space to spread out, that’s just what we did around the beautiful garden space.
Our neighbors shared lots of skills. Diane Ruddle taught us how to make white kimchi. Hillie Salo showed us how to save tomato seeds. William Mutch demonstrated the fine art of sharpening blades. Wendy Breu showed us how to make fine crafts out of paper. Hamsa Ramajayan had a gaggle of kids to show how to make fairy gardens. And our host, Paul Higgins, demonstrated watering techniques AND showed us how to thresh, winnow and mill – using a bicycle-powered mill assembled by the girl scouts! – wheat grown in the garden.
There were, of course, lots of things to share: books, clothes, household goods, garden goods and produce and much more.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped set-up, operate and clean-up the Share Faire. We can’t do this without a community.
We’ll look forward to returning to the wonderful Common Ground Garden for another Share Faire soon.