Sunday, December 11, 2011
The annual Ashland Abundance Swap took place at the historic old Armory Building on Oak Street today. Organized by Ashland resident Jeff Golden 10 years ago, the event enables individuals to exchange gifts without bartering or any money changing hands. The concept is simple: Each person brings 3-5 items, preferably, "well made, beautiful or interesting" that they would like to exchange. Then they are free to choose something(s) that they might like that someone else brought. Run entirely by volunteers, the Abundance Swap, as explained by Jeff, "offers the opportunity to focus our gift giving, not as an obligation but a practice, and it connects us to people and puts us in touch with our natural generosity."
Posted by George McKay at 9:25 PM