On Saturday, May 15, for the eleventh year in a row, Sawyer Hill EcoVillage in Berlin, Massachusetts, will be celebrating Give Your Stuff Away Day (an international environmental holiday). We do it by, well, giving away stuff -- toys, clothes, books, media, housewares, furniture -- basically anything you might find at a multifamily yard sale, but all totally free!
As in previous years, service animals are welcome, but pets must be left at home.
To maximize social distancing, we will place our free items in several giveaway areas outdoors; designated areas will clearly be marked FREE. Please note that we're still in a pandemic, so there will be no backup indoor space in case of inclement weather. Our current plan is to offer Sunday, May 16 as a rain date; if the weather is poor all weekend, we'll postpone till September. Please watch this space for updates.
Also note that last year's pandemic rules will remain in force this year, to keep both visitors and residents safe:
- Close-fitting FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED and must cover the mouth and nose. (Yes, even if you're immune because of full vaccination or recent recovery.) If extra disposables are available, we will offer you one, but unmasked visitors will be asked to leave the property (and escorted off-site if necessary). Children under 2 are exempt, but must remain in strollers or other carriers.
- Parking will be allowed only along Village Lane and Village Court. If parking spots are full, wait and come back when there aren't so many people on site.
- Please distance at least 6 feet from people not in your group, and use hand sanitizer on request.
To find out how to reach our neighborhood, see https://www.sawyerhill.org/directions.
Come visit between 9 am and 1 pm (no early birds, please!) on Sat. the 15th, bring your shopping bags, and help us pare down our stuff! We'd love to see you!