Share Tompkins

Share Tompkins helps folks share and trade goods and services in Tompkins County, NY.

Share Tompkins in Yes! Magazine

Share Tompkins in Yes! Magazine

Yes! Magazine’s fall issue is about resilient communities and Share Tompkins was featured in an article called Share Your Stuff by Jeremy Adam Smith, the editor of

Here’s an excerpt:
And as long as you’re sharing skills, why not also share stuff on a community-wide basis? Share Tompkins, a volunteer-run group based in Ithaca, N.Y., organizes monthly Community Swap Meets. “People give away and barter everything from homemade apple butter and original art to music lessons and massage,” writes Shira Golding on Beyond the tangible activities, writes Golding, “We feel we are contributing to the creation of a social fabric rich in giving and sharing.” It’s such a simple, fun thing, and yet through neighborhood-level activities like skill shares and swap meets, I think we can glimpse another, even more shareable society.


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2 thoughts on “Share Tompkins in Yes! Magazine

  1. So cool to see this! And the whole issue is amazing, I’m loving reading each article. Would love to work on Transition Town initiative in Tompkins County. I’m also ordering David Korten’s 2nd edition of “Agenda for a New Economy”, perhaps a book club reader?

    Keep up the amazing work you are doing!

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