Tag Archive | Gift Economy

Just Start The Giving

Just Start The Giving

By Liesl Clark Giving is complicated. There’s a growing perception among many of us that only the “haves” can give, only those who have excess or more than enough can contribute. No one would want what the “have nots” could offer. Wrong. At The Buy Nothing Project, we’re a collection of local gift economies that […]

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

By Erica Sternin I can’t express…. If you’ve never been there, it’s just hard to imagine. Almost three years ago, I was diagnosed with breast and thyroid cancers. I went through an extremely strenuous year of treatment. As I went along, I realized that every person, whether medical personnel, or folks that came to the […]

The Little Teapot

The Little Teapot

By Laura James I grew up part of my youth in E. Washington and am very familiar with the Barter Faire, where you trade items that you made or have, for other items that someone else made or has. This is different. It is not about ‘getting things for free’, its about redistribution of stuff […]

A Buy Nothing Birthday

A Buy Nothing Birthday

By Liesl Clark Did you know that according to many sources, parents spend — on average — between $200 – $400 on a child’s birthday? For $200, reportedly, you can have a “no-frills” birthday. And for a mere $400 you can wow the neighbor’s kids. Well, I tried an experiment this year for our 8-year-old’s […]

The Walker Family Experiment

The Walker Family Experiment

We are the Walker family.  A modern day, large, homeschooling family.  Our oldest son, Jordan, is not pictured because he’s out on his own and pictured from left to right back row are identical twins, Brandon and Taylor, Savannah and Cameron.  Front row left to right has Austin, Leilani, identical twin girls Hailey and Madison […]