Remember Streetbank? The site where you can share things with your neighbours, by giving och lending things to them. But the community wasn't very active where I live. But it seems to have improved a little bit since I joined. There are now 71 neighbours sharing things, compared to 64 when i started, and people have started offering things. Like my friend Magnus who is giving away Outdoor light strand.
But what really intrigues me is that a lot of the things offered are fungi of some sort:
Carl will teach you wine brewing:
or how to cultivate mushrooms indoors:
"Enjoy mushrooms? Did you know you can rather easily grow them yourself, in your home? If you're interested in learning more, give me a shout! "
Disa is offering tempeh spores:
"Rhizopus oligosporus spores for making Tempeh! Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made of fermented soybeans. The spores are added to cooked soybeans or a mixture of grains and beans. In 24 hours a white mycelium forms around the beans. Nutrients in the beans are made more available by the fermentation process and the taste is delicious. "
Charlotte gives away kombucha:
"I'll have kombucha babies to give away a bit later when mine have grown and multiplied a bit.... Let me know if you want one... :-) "
And Mattias has some sourdough:
"Just bring a jar and I'll pour you some of mine. "
This is so funny! What's up with the fungi and sharing economy?! I actually asked one of the Airbnb guests I've had - who does her own kombucha. And she explained to me that starting a sourdough can be tough, but once you've managed it's pretty easy keeping it alive. And you'll get more than you need. I guess it's the same with the other things. They just multiply. Mushrooms and fungi for everyone!