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 plus Jim Presley, Old School Blues player

  • 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.

  • Kid friendly earth care activities, such as a program by a Master Gardener on monarch butterflies complete with planting native milkweed plants in our pollinator garden.  Learn more about monarch conservation here

  • Sunflower planting project for kids to take home with them

  • 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.

For the second barter fair in a row, we will also welcome blues guitarist Jim Presley to the Barter Fair sound stage. Jim will play Old School Acoustic Blues plus original creations in this tradition and others, as well as Native American songs interspersed with delightful stories.  Learn more about Jim and his music here

Download and share a flyer for the barter fair here

Download and share a flyer for the concert here

We will be observing Covid-19 precautions--social distancing, masks, good hand sanitizing technique




Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting
1318 West 26th St.
Houston, TX 77008
United States
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