Today, thanks to Front Porch Forum, I traded four aloe plants and six pint mason jars for a bag of kale and four jars of homemade pickles and salsas. Awesome.
In the last year, I’ve gotten free fencing for my pea plants, free plastic containers for freezing veggies, two free garden hoses, a free cat scratching post, and a bunch of recommendations for plumbing and heating contractors; I’ve given away lettuce and paint and ski tickets, moving boxes and lumber scraps and pallets, sold a fridge and a washer and dryer, and reunited someone with a large amount of cash found on the sidewalk.
Dang. Front Porch Forum is totally worth the $30 I contributed on Monday. I hope other folks enjoy this service as much as I do, and consider donating to keep it going.
• Dana, Montpelier FPF