Hey we’ve all got skills
And sometimes those skills help pay our bills
Now some of us got talents
Can we use them all to create some balance?
It’s all about give and take
Let’s find a way to use what we have to celebrate
Share what you got
Plenty folks ‘round here stuck in a state of not
Bank the talent and the skill
Collect them all to satisfy and to fulfill
Now we have a source
We trade ‘em like cards and tap the resource
May not have much money honey
But time plus skill or talent equals happiness one hour at a time.
Jennifer Jarding 2015
Howdy Time Exchangers and prospective Time exchangers.
Are you a crafter/artisan/maker? Do you have a project you want to launch? Perhaps you’re starting a business and want to get the word out. There could be a cause you are passionate about. Maybe you have a skill to share.
The Austin Sustainable Swap for Micro-Farmers, Crafters, & generally Skilled Folks meets at Hot Mama’s Café 2407 E. 6th St. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This is a great time and space to see and be seen.
ATEN has previously had Creating Commerce Circles where each person in attendance gets 5 minutes to promote themselves/their cause. Beginning in April we are combining the commerce circle with the Swap! The Swap is from Noon till 4pm giving you much more time to promote.
We would like to see folks sharing skills as well as promoting. You may bring wares that you made yourself to sell with no vendor fee in exchange for sharing your skill.
We also love to hear about nonprofits. Come educate the community about what you are involved in.
We set up general swap tables for clothes/shoes/house wares/etc. What’s left at the end of the day is donated to Safe Place and sometimes to Treasure City Thrift depending on the items.
This is an exciting opportunity to expand our “alternative currency” by sharing and swapping our resources. Learning something new or passing on something you have learned is priceless.
If you have questions about the Swap please visit our website at www.austinsustainableswap.net
Bring the family we have crafty things for the kids and Hot Mama’s has great food if you get hungry!
This event is open to everyone so please spread the word.