Ventura’s Third Annual “Really Really Free Market”

Join the Ventura community in the sharing of thoughts and things at the Third Annual Really Really Free Market at Kellogg Park. Bring what you can, take what you need.

Members of the Westside and neighboring communities will participate in a true “gift economy” by sharing with neighbors unwanted stuff, games, talents, skills, services and entertainment. The mission is to give to others and receive the generous gifts others bring to give away. Absolutely, totally, really, really free!

On Sunday, November 8th, from 1-5pm community members will flock to Kellogg Park to share their goods and receive items from others. People can bring any usable items that they would like to give away and can take whatever they need – no barter, no trade, only free.

“This will be our third year hosting a Really Really Free Market in Ventura, and we are inspired every year by the energy at the event and the people that it benefits”, says event organizer, Ally Gialketsis. “Not only does the event bring people together in community and reduce the waste, it also supports members of our neighborhoods who do not have the means to buy new goods.”

In addition to physical items, people can share thoughts, ideas, skills, and knowledge at the event. There will be a wide variety of workshops for participants to take part in. People can learn how to knit or how to Timebank, about programs for military veterans and guerilla gardening. They can also participate in a collaborative art activity or host a workshop of their own! All are encouraged to bring a skill or bit of knowledge to share amongst neighbors and friends.  Community members interested in hosting a workshop or looking for more information about the event, should go on Facebook at Ventura Really Really Free Market 2015 or contact Ally at 216-4621.

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