Jul 1, 2007

RRFM Rocks

Yesterday's Really Really Free Market offered SF participants a chill afternoon of stuff swapping and community building. With brilliant sun drenching Dolores Park, we sat around munching on plums and grapes. Some skills were swapped, including sari wrapping, the last manifestation of which is shown to the left.

I got rid of some great stuff that I couldn't use, like extra spices & tea, doktor cockroach stickers, fabric, and such. For sure my favorite part was passing on the skeleton that I exhumed from an owl pellet. Having learned everything I could from the rodent bones, I thought perhaps someone else would enjoy them. It really only took a little description and several folks were actually interested in seeing the bones and teeth. I had fun pulling the largest teeth out of the lower jaws to demonstrate their length and examine the tartar line. Super fun.

If you like RRFM, you might check out the Dirty Dove Infoshop, which opens at Station 40 on Wednesday 7/4 at 2pm. If you have time to put into either of these projects, they're both great examples of new ways of sharing materials and information. Building these alternatives to the systems that exploit our resources and sully our culture is equally as important as removing yourself from the consumption treadmill. These community based efforts make our individual contributions realistic. Check it out!


CyberCelt said...

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Allyson Seal said...

RRFM does rock! I'm doing something totally similar on a smaller daily scale two blocks away!

ryanne hodson said...

we came to this and made a video with kirsten.

check it out:

The Gift Economy: Really Really Free Market SF.

we'd love to interview y'all about the compact as well. let me know if you'd be interested.