Sign up between now and March 15th in order to participate in the April exchange.
Sign up! Go to the sign up page and fill out the online form. You will be asked to tell us a bit about yourself and your interests, how long you want to participate in the exchange, etc. At the end of the form will be a list of RULES AND REGULATIONS you need to abide by in order to participate. Make sure to actually read through this list.
After you submit the form, you will be sent a welcome email that includes a PDF version of these RULES AND REGULATIONS,
Once a certain number of people sign up, you will be matched with another participant. Your match will be based on how long you want to participate and your listed interests.
You will receive an email introducing you to your partner, listing their mailing address, and explaining other necessary information. You will have to send your package before the date listed in the email.
This is the fun part. Put together a package for your partner! Take a walk in the woods, by the river, through a park... Collect items and learn about their importance in the ecosystem you live in. Don't forget to give back to the area you collect in. Pick up some trash. Pull invasive species. Remember to keep the natural model of reciprocity in mind.
Once you have your package put together, send it. Make sure to send it BEFORE the "send by" date.
You should receive a package from your partner as well. Enjoy your package. Learn about your partner's local area. ENJOY THE RECIPROCITY.
If you signed up to participate more than once, you will receive a new email with a new partner. You may be matched with the same partner multiple times throughout the year. The cycle repeats itself for as long as you want it to.