Category Archives: Plants/seeds

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/

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Seed Exchange, The Dalles, March 16th

What: 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange

When:  March 16th, 12-2pm

Where: Wasco County Master Gardeners, 400 East Scenic Drive, Ste 2,  The Dalles, OR 97058.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange! Come by to pick up seeds for your 2019 garden, and bring any seeds you have saved from last year (don’t worry if you don’t have any – we have plenty!). Get local gardening tips from Master Gardeners – and share any you might have with us! Hosted by the Wasco County Master Gardeners and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library.

We can’t wait to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/323420118289103/ 

March 2019 Free Swaps

Welcome! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2019.  Time to ‘Marie-Kondo’ your closets to find goodies to bring, and enjoy treasure-hunting with like-minded kind thrifty people!  Everyone who attends agrees they’ll bring clean items in usable condition, be kind to others at the swap, only take what they will personally use or give as gifts, and not sell anything they get.  Since all remainders are picked up by charities that GIVE them away, everyone who participates is a philanthropist!  Thanks for being a part of the free frugal fun!  If you don’t see a swap in your size/interest/or area of town, please start one !

03/02/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

03/02/19 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm, in North Portland at the Q Center. https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

*bonus: 03/02/19 The Paying It Forward Store hosts Free Pop-Up Store! 3130 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97236. Volunteer, donate, pick up things you need, or all of the above.  100% Free Clothes for men women and kids, Shoes, Coats, Blankets, Dog and Cat Food. Bags are provided, no qualifications, zero judgement zone. Bus line #2 or #9. For more information, check out http://www.payingitforwardstore.org/Events.html or Call 503-715-1863.

03/09/19 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

03/10/19 All Size Mens, Women’s and Kids Clothing and Book Swap, Kenton Church, 2115 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217, 2pm-4pm. https://freeclothingexchange.org/ EXCHANGE DETAILS Receiving Clothing: No donation is required to receive clothing. Please take clothing for your own household only, Clothing may not be taken for resale.  Donating Clothing: Do not drop off clothes ahead of time or try to leave them at Kenton Church.  Donations will only be accepted during the hours of the exchange. Please sort and hang your own donations. Volunteers are available to help you sort and hang your donations. Place donations on racks by size. Please…no dirty or damaged donations. The best things about the Free Clothing Exchange: The Discovery. That moment when you find the thing you didn’t know you were looking for and it fits you. You never know what you might find…or what friends you might meet, new and old. Come find yourself something new this Sunday. ”Thank you! So well organized and I found some professional clothes to wear to my internship – this will be so helpful!” -Aimee F. BOOK EXCHANGE UPDATE The book exchange is going strong as well. In JAN, more folks brought and engaged with the book area then I’ve seen in the past and, with so many new books for adults coming in, I saw as many grown ups as I did children checking out books.

03/15/19  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

*NEW 03/16/19 Kids and Adults Clothing Swap, 10am-1pm,  Clatskanie High  471 Bel Air Dr, Clatskanie, OR 97016.  Gather all of your used family clothing and accessories in bags from home and bring to the swap.  If you don’t want to use a reusable bag our event will be selling bags by donation. All proceeds from donations for bags will be given to Clatskanie’s local thrift store Turning Point. Any clothing that hasn’t found a home will be given to Clatskanie highs sharing shed. A place where children and families can get the resources they need.
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03/16/19 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange, 12-2pm, Wasco County Master Gardeners, 400 East Scenic Drive, Ste 2,  The Dalles, OR 97058. Join us for the 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange! Come by to pick up seeds for your 2019 garden, and bring any seeds you have saved from last year (don’t worry if you don’t have any – we have plenty!). Get local gardening tips from Master Gardeners – and share any you might have with us 🙂 Hosted by the Wasco County Master Gardeners and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. We can’t wait to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/323420118289103/ 

03/16/19 Plant and Seed Swap, 1pm-3pm at the 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/

03/24/19 Women’s Large Clothing Swap (approximately size 14-1X) 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 12 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! Email Monica for more info about swap: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com

03/29/19 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.  Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories …plus any other small goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Seed Swap, NE Portland, February 9th

Join us for the third annual Grow Portland Seed Swap in conjunction with National Seed Swap Day. The event is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 2:30-4pm

Where: the IRCO Community Room, 10323 NE Glisan St in Portland.

Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden to share with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home seeds. If you do not have any seed to share, you are welcome to come too— we normally have plenty of seeds.

More information on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/786920424981868/?active_tab=about

Seed Swap, Sandy, January 27th 2019

01/27/19 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon),

What: Seedy Sunday – A seed swap.

When: Sunday January 27th 2019, 1:30-3:00pm.

Where: Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Sandy OR 97055., Community room.

All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s 2nd 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”. Starting a 1:30pm-3pm 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.

Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.

January 2019 Free Swaps – including a NEW Women’s 14-1X swap!

Hi Swappers!  Happy New Year!  Here’s the swaps we know about so far for January 2019.  We’ve got a NEW SWAP – WOMEN’S SIZE 14-1X!  We’ve also got an heirloom seed swap, a family swap for men, women, kids, and babies, a kids and maternity clothing swap, swaps that include toys or stuff, several women’s sized clothing swaps and more! If you know of any additional free swaps that fit our criteria, please let me know and I’ll add them to this list.

01/05/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

01/05/19 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap for Men, Women, Kids – everyone is invited!  1pm-3pm at the Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223.  Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter!  Bring clothing for men, women, and kids, household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap.  Items should be in clean and usable condition.  All leftovers will be donated to charities including the Union Gospel Mission, Cat Adoption Team, and more.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Heather at 503-245-9932. http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/ 

01/12/19 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

01/13/19 Family Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap Sunday January 13th, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Come join the fun! Everyone is welcome. 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! So make sure to bring in all the books you are finished with, and swap them for some great cool weather/snuggle-up reads! What: All Size/All Age Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap
When: Sunday January 13th, 2-4pm Where: Kenton Church Basement 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217. 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 at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

01/18/19   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

01/21/19  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Collossae Church in Tigard.  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2019, April 2019, and September 2019. Handicapped accessible).

01/21/19 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Collossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2019, April 2019, September 2019. Handicapped accessible).

01/25/19 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.  Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories …plus any other small goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

01/27/19 Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 11:00am at the Jazzersize Fitness Center near 18th and SE Burnside.  Please e-mail Amy Alice at amyalice58@gmail.com to be put on the email list for her quarterly swaps.

NEW! 01/27/19 Women’s Large Clothing Swap (approximately size 14-1X) 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 12 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! Email Monica for more info about swap: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com

01/27/19 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon), Seedy Sunday – A seed swap.  Sunday January 27th 2019, 1:30-3:00pm. Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Sandy OR 97055. All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s 2nd 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”. Starting a 1:30pm-3pm 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.  Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.

Mom’s Clothing and Gift Swap, and Potluck, SE Portland, December 16th

What:  A Holiday celebration for Moms that includes Potluck finger food snacks, music, raffle prizes, clothing and gift swap, and fun! This event is sponsored by members of the Portland Mama’s Free Items Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/

Where:  St. Peter and Paul Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97215

When: Sunday December 16th 4pm-8pm, but can arrive after 3pm to set up donations of snacks, swap items, mingle etc.

RSVP how many you are bringing by text to 971-401-7899 or join the Portland Mama’s Free Items Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/ and click ‘going’. This event is focused on Mom’s, but if you need to bring kids please be responsible for them.

POTLUCK and FREE SWAP: Can arrive any time after 3pm to set out items, Potluck and Swap begin at 4pm.  (Free swaps usually last about an hour, so arrive early for the best selection.  However, even if you arrive later, there will be others arriving later as well and adding items, plus the raffles take place from 4pm -8pm.  Must be present to win the raffle prizes.)

Potluck: If you can bring a finger food dish or snack to share, or a new item to donate for the raffle, that would be wonderful, but not required. Everyone who attends will get a free raffle ticket!

Free Clothing and Stuff Swap: Go through your house and storage, find in-good-condition items you no longer need/use love, wash them up, make sure all the pieces are there, and bring them to the swap! Bring giftable and wearable items in good condition to swap including: holiday decorations, kid, baby, and teen clothes, mom and maternity clothes, toys, books, household and kitchen items, games, fun and pampering stuff teens and mom’s like – basically anything clean and in good shape that is giftable! When the swap begins, feel free to take what you will use or give as gifts. Please be kind, generous and courteous. All remainders will be donated to bless families in the community.

In between snacking and swapping, there will be music from 4-7pm. Relax, visit, and chill with other Moms! This is a chance to de-clutter, find new-to-you items, enjoy a visit and food with new friends, listen to music, and refresh yourself!

If you are a Mom, you can also join the Portland Mama’s Free Items Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/