This year, we want to try something different alongside skips – a SHARE FAIR. These moneyless markets, have been developed by the Eden Project – and they are great fun. They are like a market or fete but instead of buying and selling, people swap and share in a pop-up, money-free zone. Alongside sharing and swapping items such as clothes, games and books, people also share skills, stories, ideas, information and, above all, company.
Instead of making financial capital, a SHARE FAIR is about creating community and social capital. They are now running happily and regularly in several places in the UK.
We would love to have lots of people get involved in planning our Share Fair, and join in on the day. We want your ideas, talent (including baking) and especially your enthusiasm!
There are some more details at www.nightingalegarden.org.uk/sharefairs. It is your SHARE FAIR – let’s design and do it together.