Welcome to the temporary Backyard Barter site.
If this is your first visit to our site, welcome! Basic info about us here. If you are an existing website member looking for online bartering connections AND you also follow us on facebook, please visit our new facebook group. Our new site will be live in 2015, and we will reach out to members as it develops. Please visit our facebook page for more info.
Backyard Barter team
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Who we are:
Backyard Barter supports homemade and homegrown bartering community in the Seattle area. Founded in 2011, we are a volunteer run organization, and a fiscally sponsored Project of Seattle Tilth. We host monthly barters city wide 10-12 mo/year.
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 – we start bartering at ‘halftime’.
What to bring? Here is a partial list of bartered items at past events: eggs, honey, baked goods, handmade soap, edible plants, garden seeds, fruit/vegetables/herbs, kefir, kimchi, beer/mead, jams/jellies, homemade yogurt, homemade laundry soap, homemade skin care products, redworms for vermiculture, compost tea, and ornamental plants. Your sign in sheet will have space for item descriptions, but some people also prepare labels and/or ingredient lists (eg gluten free baked goods) ahead of time.
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 (eg jar of blackberry jam) for my (eg loaf of bread)..’ or whatever you are trading. It’s fun, come join us!
Please email us with any questions about our organization/events.