Gardeners usually are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. If you have a neighbor with a garden, you've probably been the recipient of some of his or her produce during harvest. Sharing with others is one of the most basic tenants of society - and sharing food is "eat local" at its best.
A new group in Southeast Texas is helping facilitate the sharing through the SETX Green Exchange. A Green Exchange is a community event where participants bring whatever they have they want to share, whether vegetables, herbs, fruit, or prepared goodies. At a Green Exchange, no money changes hands - only goods. You might bring a bag of oranges from your tree and exchange them for salad greens.
The SETX Green Exchange meets once a month. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan 2) at The Barking Dog Coffee Lounge in downtown Beaumont (493 Pearl Street). The first month, they had persimmons, limes, rosemary, basil, mint, lavender, sunflower seeds, nectar plants, peppers, eggplant, coffee grounds, butterfly lilies, spider lily bulbs and homemade jelly. This month, they will have leafy greens, salad mix, radishes, candied pecans, and more.
If you have something to share, join in. Read more at http://www.miakatempire.com/