Saturday morning, a second annual pot-luck breakfast on the boulevard, one block away. Waffles, crepes, scrambled eggs that were from a coop 6 houses down the block. And several delicious baked goodies. Lots of catching up with old neighbors and meeting new ones.
Sunday afternoon, Market Days, five blocks away. An initiative of a local environmental group, the idea is that neighbors can bring their excess produce, crafts, or other vaguely related stuff to swap. I took a dozen potted perennials, mostly from divisions. Ten of them found new homes. For my efforts, I received a head of lettuce, a bunch of beet greens, two bars of hand-made soap, a few IOUs, and a dollar.
Some things were given freely, such as the serviceberries that Diane picked at a not-to-be-disclosed location, and lots of tips on edible weeds, such as Lamb's Quarters, Purselane, and Amaranth.
The group is going to try to make a weekly event out of this. Here's hoping it succeeds.