The June and July exchanges will be a bit different from the norm. There will be no RSVPs, no checklists, and no delivery!
If you want to participate, please arrive at the Learning Garden at 11:45am the morning of June 9th. The exchange will begin promptly at NOON. The Learning Garden is located at Walgrove Ave & Venice Blvd. Enter from Walgrove through the chain link gate, between Venice and Zanja. We will meet on the patio with the folding tables, next to the shade house. Everyone will be a "bagging volunteer", and will help count all the produce and redistribute it amongst the bags. Based on our previous exchanges, this should take less than an hour, and everyone can go home with a bag of free, delicious produce by 1:00pm.
If you absolutely do not have 11:45am–1:00pm free on Saturday, but really want to participate, you may leave your bag at the Learning Garden between 9:00am–NOON, and pick it up between 1:00pm–5:00pm. Because the exchange will be less tightly organized, we cannot guarantee we will keep track of your bag, unless it is clearly marked with your name, phone number and address. If your schedule is very busy this Saturday and you need to do drop-off/pick-up, we will do our best to include your bag. Again, there will be no deliveries!
WHAT TO EXCHANGE:
1. Fresh organic produce: fruits, vegetables, or edible herbs. We will NOT be taking non-edible herbs such as burning sage, many people do not know what to do with non-edibles, and they can be confusing and problematic. This is about free TASTY produce!
2. Fresh beautiful vase-ready flowers (no weeds, fillers, or quick-wilters, please!)
3. Fresh baked goods, preserves, or other individual prepared food items. Not everyone has fresh produce all year round, and we are happy to receive the bounty of your kitchen as well. However, if you go this route, you MUST pre-package each item individually for easy and clean distribution. No sheet trays of brownies or sacks of cookies.
4. Eggs are welcome, but please bring them in egg cartons, if at all possible! They need packaging/protection in the bags.
Each bag of produce dropped off should be labeled with the participant's name, phone number, and address.