Next Barter: Sunday March 1st, 2015 1:30 pm at the Queen Anne Branch of the Seattle Public Library
2015 first qtr. event schedule now available and on our facebook/events page.

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Welcome to the temporary Backyard Barter site.

images courtesy of capitalhillseattle.com

images courtesy of capitolhillseattle.com Alex Garland Photography. 8/19/2014 barter – Miller Community Ctr

We are a Seattle community where neighbors barter locally produced products. If this is your first visit to our site, welcome! Here is some basic info about who we are and how our barters work. If you are an existing website member looking for online bartering connections AND you also follow us on facebook, please visit our facebook bartering group. Our updated full site will be live in 2015, and we will reach out to members as it develops. Please visit our facebook page for more info.


Thanks!
Backyard Barter Team

Questions or media inquiries, please email us.


Who we are

Backyard Barter supports homemade and homegrown bartering community in the Seattle area. We host monthly barters citywide 10-12 mo/year. Founded in 2011, we are a volunteer-run organization, and a fiscally sponsored Project of Seattle Tilth.

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How to participate

Our events are casual and fun, and usually scheduled for a two-hour block. We ask that people arrive/sign in and set up their goods in the first 30 minutes of the event. Followed by a little time to check out all of the product and we start bartering at ‘halftime’.

What to bring? We are focused on the homegrown and homemade. This can encompass a broad range products, and the season/number of participants influences variety. Past events have seen:

baked goods, yard raised chicken/duck eggs, edible plants, fruit/vegetables/herbs, garden seeds, ornamental plants, beer/mead/wine, jams/jellies/pickles, yogurt, bar soap, liquid laundry soap, rendered lard, honey, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, skin care products, redworms for vermiculture, compost tea, ornamental plants

Your sign in sheet will have space for item descriptions, but some people also prepare labels and/or ingredient lists, for items such as gluten free baked goods, soap, etc, ahead of time.

How it works

The exchange value of any given item is up to each barter participant. The process is a simple one, ‘would you like to trade your (e.g. jar of blackberry jam) for my (e.g. loaf of bread)..’ or whatever you are trading. If you are bringing smaller individual type items, such as garden seeds, cherry tomatoes, chocolates or tree fruit, it is helpful to have them pre-packaged into some kind of ‘unit’. It’s fun, come join us!

images courtesy of capitalhillseattle.com

images courtesy of Shiz Photography 11/9/2014 barter – Second Use Building Materials

2015 First Qtr Schedule:

Please email us with any questions about our organization/events.

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