Hale‘iwa Freestore


  1. The Hale‘iwa Freestore focuses on plants.
  2. Address: 66-120 Nalimu Road. It is a one-lane road with no place to turn around. Park at Haleʻiwa Aliʻi Beach Park across the street.
  3. Hours: 24/7, except for extreme weather.
  4. Anyone and everyone can participate.
  5. No one works at the Freestore. All users are expected to contribute to its maintenance.
  6. Observe Covid safety – masks and 6-foot physical distancing. TURN OFF YOUR CAR. Global warming is bad enough as is.
  7. Do not take the containers holding the plants unless they are potted plants.
  8. Contributions of a stand or table would be much appreciated.
  9. If you drop off plants, label what they are. Sharpie on cardboard works great. Put a rock on, or nail through, the cardboard. DO NOT LEAVE DISEASED PLANTS.
  10. Write names of plants you drop off on the “Inventory” section of the chalkboard sign. Chalk is in the bottom cubby of wood container attached to fence
  11. Feel free to take butterfly pea blossoms and seed pods directly from the vine on the fence.
  12. If you are a Facebook 808 Green Thumbs group members, make a post on what you drop off.
  13. Respect neighbors.
  14. Inventory changes minute by minute. Don’t ask Allison to hold things for you. She will get cranky.
  15. Many many more Freestores are needed. Start one!!

     Sorry, Free Store does not accept checks, credit cards, paypal, venmo or cash…

FREE STORES are anti-capitalist and anarchist. They are permanent spaces for autonomous exchange. Nothing is for sale. They are not owned, managed, monitored, or surveilled. There is no paid staff. They only keep going if the people who use them keep them going. Unlike Santa and the State, Free Stores give equally to the naughty and the nice. No one’s labor is exploited and no tax-deductions are offered. They are, in all of the word’s various definitions, free.

     TAKE = act without shame
     LEAVE = share without condition
     WHATEVAS = trust without apology


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