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Clothes Swap at Chesterfield Farm Community Garden

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by Sue Stevenson (subscribe)
I write essays, short stories and political commentary and believe the colour orange is unfairly discriminated against. Portfolio & Medium
Published April 13th 2013
Ditch the duds you don't wear & swap them for some you will
An unwearable bras - as useless as boobs on a bull
What's better than an op shop? An op-shop on a farm, that's what. Chesterfield Farm is a space beloved by suburbanites needing an escape from asphalt and schoolkids who got lucky with their excursions (believe me, the best part of visiting an open-cut mine when you're eight is the bus ride. But I digress).

Even better though than an op-shop on a farm is an op-shop on a farm raising money for the community garden that lives on the farm. The Chesterfield Farm Community Garden (formerly known as Transition Knox) has been living on said farm since 2010. They are a group of volunteers committed to growing sustainable and locally-available food for the fine citizenry of Knox.

Next Saturday, 20th April 2013, they will be holding their very own clothes swap, where for the paltry sum of $2 you can help them with the costs of running their community garden AND possibly help find a home for that bra which, though fitted by someone supposedly knowing what they were doing has actually ended up being a rather uncomfortable wrong size you have worn about three times. But then you knew it was the wrong size when you tried it on, didn't you? You just ignored your own inner gutfeel (and boobfeel) because someone professionally trained to fit bras was standing there in front of you. Silly. But, again, I digress.

This is the opportunity for you to take those 39 items you've bought off eBay in the past week that have turned out to be the wrong size, wrong colour, wrong shape, just wrong, and give someone else the opportunity to feel that lovely warm feeling that comes when you come upon a secondhand item that is right for you. Every item that you bring will garner you a token, which you can then use to "shop" for items. Please ensure that the items you bring are nice - no unwashed stretched t-shirts with a big stain down the front. If you've got nothing to bring to swap, no worries - you can also do it the old fashioned way using gold coinery. (Though currency is so last century - bartering is the new black).

Ladies, mens, babies clothing, shoes and accessories are all good.

Oh, and BYO bag to put your goodies in.

Facebook link to the event is here.

You can see a slideshow of the community garden here and like them on Facebook here
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Why? Because you *know* you're never gonna wear it again
When: Saturday, 20 April 2013
Phone: Via email transitionknox@gmail.com
Where: Chesterfield Farm Community Garden, Discovery Barn, 1221 Ferntree Gully Road, Ferntree Gully 3156
Cost: $2 entry
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