Give Your Stuff Away Day, May 2022

On Saturday, May 21, for the twelfth year in a row, the two neighborhoods of 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, electronics, cookware, housewares, furniture -- basically anything you might find at a multifamily yard sale, but all totally free!

We will place our giveaway items in several designated areas outdoors; items in other areas are not free to take.

If it rains lightly or rain is threatening, we'll consolidate items under canopies or an open porch roof. (If heavy rain or severe thunderstorms are expected, we'll postpone; keep an eye on this web page for updates.)

Please note that thanks to climbing rates of COVID in our area, we are still following last year's pandemic guidelines. Yes, this is an outdoor event, but it's often crowded. So to keep both visitors and residents safe:

  • Please wear a close-fitting face mask over your mouth and nose -- even if you've recently recovered from COVID. (Very young children are exempt, but please keep them close by.)
  • Please keep a polite distance from people not in your group.
  • We can provide some hand sanitizer and masks, but please don't count on our supply.

As in previous years, service animals are welcome, but pets must be left at home.

To find out how to reach our neighborhoods, see

Come visit between 9 am and 1 pm (no early birds, please!) on Sat. the 21st, bring your shopping bags, and help us pare down our stuff! We look forward to seeing you!