In Cahoots with The Op Shop Carlisle, The City council waste management team and Freegle. SC have been developing a Free Stall every month at the Carlisle Farmers Market which is hosted by Sustainable Brampton.
No payment or donation is exchanged for bric a brac and goods being passed on from one to another.
This is an experimental project replicated in many towns and cities across the land as an exercise in Freeganomics,
a radical, but necessary departure from the catastrophic neo liberal economic theory by Capitalist parties.
We are keeping a collection of Free Stall stories which will be posted soon….. One visitor to the Stall, on finding a perfect pair of Chelsea Boots, gleefully exclaimed,
“I’m gonna leave the stall cooler than when I arrived!”
For more information about embodying the spirit of the freestall check out our festive sustainability page !http://www.sustainablecarlisle.org/festive-sustainability
Here’s a gallery of pictures from when the stall came to the wonderful Plant, Food and Wellbeing Fair in Bitts Park (May 2021), where our stall was a great success as we took a plant-y spin to things! We spoke to so many friendly people about gardening / growing your own food, sustainability and COP 26 from a wide demographic of our city…with lots of merry exclamations about how we were giving away things for free!