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Free mushroom fungus health tonic anyone?

May 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A MARKET being held in central Wellington is a step towards “smashing capitalism” for Newtown residents Caitlin Lester and Jessica McNamara.

At the market people can get rid of household junk without waste but also trade skills and home-made goods.

“It’s a swap-meet for things that people have put their time and creativity into,” says Cailtin.

“I’ll be giving out Kumbucha an old Russian health tonic made of mushroom fungus.”.

After trying the concept in Newtown in 2011 they hope to see a better turn-out and if possible make it a regular event once a fortnight at 19 Tory St.

“I’m hoping the central location will make it more popular, people couldn’t be bothered coming to Newtown for the last one.”

There will be no money swapping hands at the event.

“We want the really, really free market to become an alternative to going out and buying things.

“We want to smash capitalism,” says Caitlin.

The women say it is not an original idea and groups are doing it around the world as part of the Free Cycle movement.

“People can come and give hair-cuts, or paint, or tattoo people, anything and everyone are welcome.

“There will even be sewing machines so clothes can be altered on the spot to fit.”.

The Market will be held at 19 Tory St which is leased by a group called The Concerned Citizens Collective.

The group’s website states it is a diverse community of artists and musicians from around New Zealand that unite regularly to put on public events, exhibitions and concerts.

The market is on Saturday June 2, 11am-4pm, with a pot-luck dinner happening afterwards.

 

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