Category Archives: Plants/seeds

CANCELLED: RSVP for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap, Happening April 11th 2020!

03.17.20 It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the April 2020 Stuff Swap. The Multnomah County Health Department has declared a statewide emergency and the health and safety of our swappers is of the utmost importance. Thank you for understanding the seriousness of this cancelation. Stay safe and stay healthy.

-The Swap Positive Team

NOTE:  We will plan as if this swap will happen, and will be watching the health news.  If needed we will notify by email those who have RSVP’d, and also post on this site by April 8th if we need to cancel.  Swaps are all about free frugal fun – we want to swap THINGS, not ILLNESSES!  Thank you for your understanding!

RSVP NOW for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap April 11th 2020!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, treasure hunting, and free frugal fun with like-minded friends! Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use!  This Swaps remainders are being gifted to the local charity The HIV Day Center which GIVES them away, not sells them- so your generosity keeps giving! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, treasure hunting, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around!  If you’ve never been to a free gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (RSVP form link below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines Continue reading

Seed Swap, NE Portland, March 7th

Spring Seed Swap!  March 7th, 2020, 10am-12:30pm, with a short seed presentation at 10am, at the Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook St. Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Seed Exchange and Tanager Farm.

Bring seeds to share: food crops, flowers, and native seeds are best.  Label seeds with: variety, year grown, crop family, days to maturity, location grown, germination rate, skill level.  No GMO seeds or seeds over 4 years old please.

See facebook page for further details https://www.facebook.com/events/2246714645634114/

March 2020 Free Swaps

Hi Swappers! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2020. If you have a free swap that fits our criteria, please contact me and I’ll post them! 

03.04.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

03.07.20 Spring Seed Swap, 10am-12:30pm, with a short seed presentation at 10am, at the Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook St. Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Seed Exchange and Tanager Farm.  Bring seeds to share: food crops, flowers, and native seeds are best.  Label seeds with: variety, year grown, crop family, days to maturity, location grown, germination rate, skill level.  No GMO seeds or seeds over 4 years old please. Also see facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/2246714645634114/

03.08.20 Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOK Swap , 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. All sizes of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap. We also are swapping BOOKS! Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq This quarterly swap usually takes place spring, summer, fall, winter. Contact Ginny for more information by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/https://freeclothingexchange.org/

03.11.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.14.20 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland, 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.20.20 Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

CANCELLED 03.21.20 Women’s All Size Clothing, Household, and Small Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 03.22.20 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm. PCC:Cascade 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217.  FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. We can only take clothes until 2pm—but you can come take clothes until 3pm! (See the FAQ for more on this.)
Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/events/1075183526175626/ For folks not on Facebook: https://www.transcendpdx.org/10th-pdx-trans-queer-clothing-swap/ Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us! https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

CANCELLED 03.22.20 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping!  For more information, contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

CANCELLED 03.25.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

 

Seed Swap, Sandy Oregon, January 25th

Mark your calendar for our 3rd annual Seedy Saturday seed swap on January 25th, at 10:00am, in the Sandy Library Community Room. You can bring your seeds and share them with other gardeners in our community, and take some home too!

Where: Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd #8040, Sandy, OR 97055. in the Sandy Library Community Room

When: January 25th, at 10:00am – 11:30am

All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Seed Library’s 3rd Annual Seed Swap!

Bring your organic, non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds to share. It is Continue reading

January 2020 Free Swaps!

Happy New Year 2020!! We’ve got some fantastic free swaps this month!  Food/potlucks, women’s clothing swaps in various sizes, family clothing swaps for men/women/kids, a book swap, household stuff swap, and a seed swap to get you thinking about spring gardening! If you have a free swap you’d like to share, please contact me with your information and I’ll add it to our Swap Positive Google Calendar, our Other Swaps page, and in this blog roll – for more information, click here- https://swappositive.wordpress.com/contact/

01/04/20  Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/11/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/11/20 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland, 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

01/11/20 Women’s Size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap, 8:00am-9:00am at the Evergreen Community Church gym 935 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. Contact Swap Hostess Amy Alice for more information at amyalice58@gmail.com

01/12/20 Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOKS The North Portland Free Clothing Exchange is a free community event held quarterly at the Kenton Church on North Lombard Street (in the basement). Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing are exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing and books at this swap. We’re now exchanging books too! Bring your children and grown up books that are in good condition and that you’d be proud to share…and take a few new stories home with you.  https://freeclothingexchange.org/?fbclid=IwAR2dYRBFxz4Nhfj60cjwinWKjw0dILNzNAqRF_uSlT_QpHJVEZfLzfZGmts

01/15/20 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

01/17/20 Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

01/18/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/18/20 All Size/All Age/All Gender Clothing and Holiday Decor Swap 10:30am-1:00 at Gresham Library. Also take part in reusable bag making if you like. Bring all sizes and genders of clothing, as well as holiday decor to swap!  Learn about recycling and food waste prevention. Kids and adults can participate in recycled art projects! Get tips on how to reduce waste with easy at home ideas. Multnomah County Library – Gresham, 385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, OR 97030, USA Sponsored by the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham

01/18/20 Women’s All Size Clothing, Household Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

01/25/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

01/25/20 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon), All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s annual Seed Swap! If you don’t have seeds to contribute this year, no worries. Our seed swap motto is “Bring what you have and take what you need”. From 10am-11:30am in the Sandy library Community Room, Seedy Sunday is an heirloom seed exchange for everyone. Bring your organic, non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds to share. It is not required that you donate seeds to be able to participate. However, please only take the amount of seeds that you actually will use in your garden so there will be plenty for everyone. Seedy Sunday provides the opportunity to come together and exchange our non-GMO, non-hybrid heritage varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Seedy Sunday Seed Swap takes place annually on the last Sunday in January.  Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd #8040, Sandy, OR 97055. Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.

01/26/20 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping!  For more information, contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

December 2019 Free Swaps

Hi Free Swappers!  We’ve got a variety of great free swaps this December! Clothes for all sizes of men, women, kids, transgender folks! Books, toys, games, household, holiday stuff, and potluck food! Choose a swap in your interest / area that’s convenient and fun for YOU!  If you don’t see something in your size/interest/area, start a free swap and let us know – it’s simple!  Here’s how.

12/01/19 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   Swap is FREE, with no admission charge, no strings attached, and all remainders will be given away for free or to organizations that will not sell them but will give them away. For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Carla or Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December)

12/07/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

12/07/19 Toy/Game/Book Swap, 9am-noon, at the Oregon City Stake Center, 14340 S. Donovan Rd. Oregon City 97045.  Trade your kids gently used toys/games/book for new surprises! December 7th, 2019. 9am-10am Drop off and enjoy light snacks and hot cocoa 10am-12noon Choose ‘new’ goodies. Please leave kids at home so you can shop in secret. To donate ahead of time or to arrange pick-up or drop off, call Merilee Lloyd 503.307.2263

12/14/19 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church, 2pm.  You must RSVP for this free frugal fun event to save your space at the swap! For details see here.

12/14/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

12/14/19 Trans and Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm, PCC Cascade Campus. PLEASE check our updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. Important: We can only receive clothes until 2pm—but you can come take clothes until 3pm! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC for hosting us again!  Facebook info: https://www.facebook.com/events/447479422818413/ Please share far and wide! For folks not on Facebook: https://www.transcendpdx.org/9th-pdx-trans-queer-clothing-swap/ Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us! https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

12/14/19 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap, 10am-noon. Doors open at 9:50am for people to bring in their items. Swapping starts at 10am. Garden Home Community Library Annex  7475 SW Oleson Rd. Portland OR 97219. Please note, the library’s annex is located across the street from the library. It’s in the Garden Home Marketplace. But our space is not visible from the parking lot. We are 2 doors down from the Bulldog Deli on the side of the building that overlooks SW Oleson. Look for our big yellow gnome! Bring Clothing for men, women, and kids…as well as household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap. Items should be clean and in usable condition. Leftovers will be donated to charities including The Transition Projects, Mercy Corps, Bethlehem House of Bread Community Closet, and more. For more information, contact Heather Waisanen, Adult Services Programmer at Garden Home Community Library, 503-245-9932 http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org

12/18/19 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

12/20/19  Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

12/21/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

12/21/19 Women’s All Size Clothing and Small Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

12/22/19  Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping! For more info about this swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

12/28/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

Plant and Seed Swap, SW Portland, March 16th

What: Plant and Seed Swap

When: March 16th, 1pm-3pm

Where: Garden Home Community Library 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland, OR, 97223.

Get ready for gardening season by meeting fellow gardeners and get some plants and seeds for your garden. Please bring ready-to-grow plants. House and indoor plant starts are welcome too.

Avoid wilted, newly dug, bare root, pest-ridden, and dormant bulbs. Depending on the number of participants we may limit the number each attendee can take.

This event is free / Everyone is invited https://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/