Holiday Garden, Cookie, & Craft Exchange at World Centric Community Space this Saturday, December 11th

Dec 8, 2010 8:00 AM ET
Holiday Garden, Cookie, & Craft Exchange   Saturday December 11th    2:00 - 3:30pm     FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!   World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto   Join us for the holiday community free exchange of garden bounty & Holiday creations.  Bring Holiday cookies and decorations to swap & your homegrown fruit, vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey, flowers, and holiday greenery to trade!
Throughout the Bay Area, neighbors are coming together for swapping and sharing locally grown, fresh produce. The first local Garden Swap was held August 21, with people coming together to share produce, chat and get to know one another.  Four other events followed where home gardeners met for a free exchange of garden bounty.   Here is one guest's rave review:  "What a great event, like a free farmers' market - grapes and raspberries and oranges and two types of apples, sage and oregano and rosemary and thyme, sorrel and a plethora of tomatoes, seeds to save and plant, and some beautiful flowers. Thank you!" - Rani   Saturday, December 11, we will expand the concept to exchange homemade holiday creations, as well as all great late fall produce, such as persimmons, lemons, and oranges.  Bring cookies and other sweets, crafts, decorations, & greenery to exchange for the handmade goodies of your neighbors.  Expecting that some of the cookies will be eaten on site, we will provide apple cider to quench your thirst.   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ... Come for the food, come for the community.  Hope to see you there!   Our Palo Alto exchange is supported by a coalition of community ecological organizations and neighborhood groups including: Acterra, Barron Park Green Team, Barron Park Garden Network,Barron Park Assn, Common Ground, Palo Alto Community Gardens, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo Alto, & World Centric.   About World Centric
World Centric products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and styrofoam.
World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2009, for example, they offset all their carbon emissions and gave 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.   WC10699