Yesterday was everything that the LAfreestore was meant to be - and so very much more.

We are so happy you were able to learn some stuff, take some stuff, and share some stuff. The next event is already in the works, so stay tuned via the RSS feed!

Thank you to the demonstrators, the wonderful musicians, and our super-star volunteers! You are the LAfreestore!

Look for photos- soon to come!

KEEP SHARING LA!


 
  Live Music:

Doc Crow feat. Brian Berg

 

Triple Chicken Foot

 

Tom Rodwell

 

Artichoke

 

Skills/Demonstrators:
  • 1-2pm: Learn all about Chicken Cooping in the city with Alex
  • 11am-1pm: Free bicycle advice, tube and cable replacements from Joseph of the Flying Pigeon LA
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Help with your Spanish class is here! Spanish Tutor with Randali
  • 10:30am-2pm: Free permaculture design help, fall planting advice, seed pod workshop to help you make an edible and sustainable LA with the help of Dave the Farmer
  • Skills trade with Gretel
  • Gift giving and swaps with Kelli
  • 2pm-3pm: Learn to knit and crochet with Joya of Enjoyables!
  • 2pm-3pm: Are  you a writer or are interested in learning a new creative outlet? Learn how to make your own zine out of re-purposed materials with the help of Mae’s zine workshop of Vaya!

 


 

See you tomorrow LA!...bring your own tote!

 
 We have some new additions to the LAfreestore event!

 

Live Music:
Artichoke

Skills demonstrators:

  •  Need some tips on the old six-string? Guitar lesson with Ryan
  •  Help with your Spanish class is here! Spanish Tutor with Randali
  •  Learn all about Chicken Cooping in the City with Alex

If you would like to teach a skill to the community of LA, please email us at lafreestore@gmail.com to see if we can accommodate you. Otherwise, feel free to time bank with someone at the event.

 

Feel like helping out? LAfreestore is happily accepting general staff volunteers for this event. Even a commitment of 30 minutes is fine with us! If you are interested, please email us right away!


 
  In response to emails and inquiries, I have surmised a basic how-to and what-not list for the LAfreestore experience:

 

·      Bring your own shopping bag… shopping bags/throw away bags will not be provided for you – put those cute totes and baskets to work!

 

·      If you would like to be listed on the LAfreestore’s event page and be an official demonstrator to teach the community something they may not already know, please contact us to see if we can find you a spot, and a time slot! Otherwise, everyone has the opportunity to share their skills in the general meet and greet of what is the LAfreestore experience.

 

·      It is so exciting to see that so many of you want to share your talents and are bringing your contact information to share with each other. All we ask is that you keep in mind that the event is to promote a trade economy.  So, everyone’s service is of equal value and if you would like to trade services with someone, that is what we are here to help you do!  We hope you do meet someone who has a service that you can trade time with - this is a version of time banking! At a time bank, One hour of service=One hour service.

 

 

·      We are so thrilled to hear of so many who are wanting to share with your community, and take a little too! So, to accommodate all of you, there will be a check in at the entrance where you will deposit your gifts – our staff will be sorting, folding, hanging, stacking, and sorting some more as you enter the event. So please, we ask for sweet patience as the items are brought in and sorted and displayed.

 

·      Please be sure that all donations are useable/wearable, in other words, if you are bringing clothes to the LAfreestore, please be sure they are washed and ready to wear.  One of the main goals of the LAfreestore is reduce our waste stream, and when we treat our used goods like trash, we think of them as trash. So if we treat them well, and bring them in wearable condition, we can see that our used goods are just that – GOOD!

 

 

·      If you are planning to bring food items, please be sure that the foods are non-prepared foods such as pantry items, fresh produce, and canned goods.  We will not have utensils or cutlery or an official food server to distribute prepared/cooked foods, but I’m sure the community would love your unused pantry items that you just won’t get to before it expires!

 

·      The Cue: since every person will be checked in at the entrance, with their donations, we ask that you please wait patiently in line, and remain on the sidewalk.  York Blvd. is a busy street so please be very careful.

 

 

·      Parking: please, please find parking along York Blvd.  Our land owner has made a special request that we respect the residential street and find parking along York Blvd.  York is a very long street! Surely parking can be found there!

 

·      Finally: Our dear giving owner of Casa Princessa Café has kindly donated the use of his space for this event… so please keep in mind that the LAfreestore is OUTSIDE ONLY.  Inside Casa Princessa Café is NOT the LAfreestore. Once you enter his building, you are inside his store, which requires money.  NOTHING INSIDE his building is free.  All free exchanges are outside only.

 

Saturday is nearly here! Gather your goods! Bring your best smile and handshake, and don’t forget your tote!


 
Saturday is almost here! We have some exciting news... the following list is a taste of what will be featured at the LAfreestore event this November 13th, for free of course!

Live Music:

Intersession Guitar by Ryan Aguilar

Doc Crow featuring Brian Berg

Triple Chicken Foot

Tom Rodwell


Skills/Demonstrations/Gifts and Trades:
  • Free bicycle advice, tube and cable replacements from Joseph of the Flying Pigeon LA
  • Free permaculture design help, fall planting advice, seed pod workshop to help you beautify the city with the help of Dave the Farmer
  • Skills trading with Gretel
  • Gift giving and swaps with Kelli


More to come- Check in as the week progresses...

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