The repairs included appliances, a sewing machine, knives sharpened, jewelry repairs and polishing, and some basic sewing. We had visitors from Transition groups in Culver City and San Fernando who were amazed by the vibrancy of this event!
The three Really Really Free Market tables overflowed with items! Many people went home extremely happy with new clothing, new reading material, office supplies, speakers, etc. — but the happiest was the recipient of a microwave oven!
Many enjoyed some of the harvest of the Arroyo Time Bank's Fruit Picking Project: fresh oranges! Some were gifted to Throop Church members, and the still leftover oranges made their way to the Union Station Homeless Shelter. Abundance is palpable!
The potluck food was so delicious and mostly vegan. Ryan's raw-cashew cream strawberry pie won my award! About eight folks attended a Time Bank intro class, and the grand finale was Don Warriner's presentation on How To Make a Solar Oven. The oven was made from cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, tiles, a cookie cooling rack, and bubble wrap, and less than $10 to make!
— Therese Brummel