If you’ve been by our restaurant in the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the space south of Bartertown is starting to change. The Bloom Collective, “an infoshop and lending library providing resources to inspire radical social change,” is settling in nicely, and has a grand opening planned for March 9.
Before the infoshop opens, the Bloom Collective is hoping to raise money to pay down some rent and construction expenses. They’ve hit over 40% of their fundraising goal and recently received a promise of up to $2,000 in matching donations for every donation that comes in this week. Watch their video and learn more about what a donation means to them here.
Bartertown is very excited about this new neighbor, and our collective hopes that many others will come to use and appreciate the Bloom Collective often, once it is up and running. Memberships are offered for a sliding scale of $15 or more per year, allowing members to check out materials. The Bloom Collective also organizes, facilitates and/or cosponsors radical events in the community and provides a safe space for radical political ideas to form, evolve, and circulate.
There will be more details to come on how to help the infoshop out.