February - March 2020

Friends of Reusable Bags held bag making sessions at both the February and March Winter Farmers’ Markets, and Wow!  What a great and busy time.  We had over 50 people at each one, including all ages. Everyone was happy and helpful, and while most people brought their pretty bags home, we also had over 50 donated that we’ll be passing on through one of our many partners in the community.  Although continuing workshops with schools are on hold right now, and we’re sad that the event with the Deerfield Valley Art Association has been postponed indefinitely, we expect that enthusiasm to return when we’re able to get out more.  Besides making reusable bags, including for those in need, we’re excited to see the opportunities increase for discussing issues of single-use items, and plastics in the environment, especially with kids and sometimes BY kids.  Please note for warmer months that grommeted bag making outside is troublesome because of the little disks of plastic stamped out by the grommets, but we’ll continue to explore protected areas for future workshops.

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