New Season begins

ImageHave you seen the perennial sprouts reaching up?

We are excited at Food Not Bombs with lots to be grateful for. This Season we have lots of requests to supply local whole foods to the community as well as start backyard gardens and grow seeds!

CORRECTION to Empowering People, Inspiring Community (E.P.I.C.) Magazine. Sunday meals start in April!

NOW… we are honoured to feed at the interactive educational classes hostessed by Durango Seed Library throughout the season at the Discovery Museum’s Edible Garden!

March 11th we are hosting a meal for the Feminist Panel at Fort Lewis College. We need volunteers to cook in the afternoon at a location near Bread Bakery and serve the meal in the evening on Fort Lewis College campus.

SOON… we will be harvesting dandelions and other early season goodies to share a meal of wild pesto and elm seeds at the Dandelion Festival the first Saturday of May!

TRADITIONALLY throughout the season which starts around April… we get food donations (food collection) friday, saturday and sundays. COOK and FEED sundays at Iris Park.

We are having fundraising donation based YARD SALES!

We have two gardening groups to community our reach, Know Food Know Growers:

Tuesdays Traveling Backyard gardeners starts in April we will be helping our Neighbors with big projects they request help to do! 10A.M.-02P.M. potluck picnic lunch. Teresa Stone 9709012547

Farmer Helpers Gardening Club will be growing food with farmers in a 30 mile radius. We will be saving seeds for select farms. contact to join

We are looking for help Transporting food from Durango to Mancos, Cortez and Bayfield. We have found a need in the surrounding areas for fresh locally grown healthy whole foods. We are looking for someone that already commutes or someone passionate. We are looking to transport food as often as possible from our donors to area Food Panties. Please contact us with what days work for you to help.

Any EXCESS food goes to (food distribution): Dineh Reservation, Ute Reservation, Los Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center, Southwest Center for Independence, Anyone that requests! This season we are reaching out to the Women’s Resource Center and the Durango Senior Center.

Current donors: Bread Bakery, Durango Bagel, Durango Natural Foods, Durango Farmer’s Market, Backyard Gardens (links on logos on right side of blog page). We are always looking for donors.

Every step of the way we need people involved! PLEASE join us when able.

Southwest Seed Library

Introducing the Southwest Seed Library!seeds

A CALL for our region to unite!

Gardeners.    Farmers.   Growers.    Enthusiasts.

Let us ensure the future of local food growth by starting a SEED LIBRARY!


•Free regionally grown hardy seeds (food, herbs, flowers, perennials)
•Improving soil and food with knowledge of our earth
•Education and knowledge through saving  and sharing seeds
•A place to learn and share about growing  in our unique climate
•A network supporting farmers, gardeners, and schools to share knowledge and resources for a stronger, healthier Southwest
•A long term Permaculture project that will grow with our community
•Empowerment for self care and have abundance circulating

The Southwest Seed Library will be holding it’s introductory town meeting on January 25th at 1pm at the Durango Public Library’s conference room. Refreshments by Food Not Bombs!! Students, farmers, gardeners, and growing enthusiasts are all invited! Learn what we will be offering, join in and bring seeds to donate! Contact for more information.

Pine River Shares is Active!

Our events are about giving and receiving. If you can not bring anything, it is fine. Just come, eat and take stuff home! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.
Winter Solstice Potluck
Saturday, December 21: 4:00 to 6:00 pm Old Mid School Gym 658 S. East Street, Bayfield 3:00-4:00 set up & drop off • 4:00-6:00 dinner • 6:00-7:00 clean up
Willing hands
Friends, neighbors, kids, elders
Your own plates and silver ware – help reduce our waste
Fresh canned and packaged food to share (We cannot accept clothing this month!)
A bag to take things home
Please come to our next share on Saturday, January 18!
Kids’ toy exchange – bring one, take one
Kids’ pick-a-present for their parents
Pcirlce of sharing
Need more information? Need a ride? Want to help? 970-884-4747

Longest Walk 04 Return to Alcatraz

Purpose of the Longest Walk 4

The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz is being initiated by those on the original, The Longest Walk in 1978. It will begin on July 15th, 2013 in Washington D.C. and travel to Alcatraz on December 22, 2013. The purpose of this Walk will be to reaffirm the heart of Traditional Tribal Sovereignty rooted in Ceremony and land based spiritual relationships. We call on all Indigenous Peoples to come and support this Walk.

We walk with the Spirits of our Ancestors for the present and for the future generations that we as Peoples for not forget what makes us Indigenous. We walk to affirm to the world that we still continue as free and sovereign Peoples. We call on all Indigenous Peoples and those who care for the Earth Community to come and support this walk.

Our lives are Sacred
All life is Sacred

No drugs. No alcohol. No weapons.

Durango Food Not Bombs brought The Longest Walk 04 food and warm clothes as well as walked with the group for a day towards the occupied territory Grand Junction.

To learn more and to join in:

Community Potluck

share food and clothingThe November Pine River Shares Community Potluck
Dinner is Saturday, November 16.
Help us get the word out. And you all are invited!

5:00 to 7:00 pm Old Mid School Gym 658 S. East Street, Bayfield Colorado Join Us!
Join Us! 4:00-5:00 set up & drop off • 5:00-7:00 dinner • 7:00-8:00 clean up

This event is about giving and receiving! If you can not bring anything, it is fine. Just come, eat and take stuff home!
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.

What to bring:
Willing hands Friends, neighbors, kids, elders
A bag to take things home
Clean winter coats, jackets & blankets only
Fresh, canned and packaged foods
Please bring side dishes and desserts! (There are limited power outlets for crockpots)
Help reduce our waste!! Please bring your own plates and silverware.

P I N E R I V E R S H A R E S! Need more information? Need a ride? Want to help? 970-884-4747

Community Building, Resistance Folk Festival

fnb paintingWe are also planning a Community Building, Resistance Folk Festival, so please let us know if you have music, art, skill shares, talks, space for the music or campers, or want to be involved in anyway! The purpose is to encourage rewilding and the resistance of dependence from outside of self.

We are planning to host this event somewhere in the southwest!

Introducing the Grub Hub student-run food bank at Fort Lewis College

grub hubFREE FOOD in Fort Lewis College Reed Library Building Room 16-. Bring your own bag and stock up for the munchies EVERY THURSDAY from 10:00 Ante Meridiem-04:30 Post Meridiem…did we mention it’s FREE?!? Goes until the end of the semester April 25th.

The Grub Hub is the Fort Lewis College foodbank open to those who need a little assistance in getting enough to eat.

Extensive Flooding In Navajo Nation, Assistance Needed

Flash Flooding on Navajo Nation Displaces Scores, Wrecks Homes With Mold and Mud

Parts of the Navajo Nation are recovering after severe flooding caused by heavy rain in the reservation’s Central Agency area, displacing families and affecting people in Chinle, Many Farms, Rock Point, Tselani/Cottonwood, Dennehotso, and Tonalea among other towns.

More flash flood warnings were expected into the weekend, and other parts of the Navajo Nation were feared to be at risk as President Ben Shelley issued warnings and contemplated updating the flooding-induced state of emergency he had declared in August.

The Navajo Nation has been plagued with water woes ranging from a years-long drought, to a winter deep freeze that disrupted water supply, to the current inundation…

Even with floodwaters subsiding, however, homes were still plagued by  mud, rain, mold and infestation, according to reports.

The Nation is looking for volunteers to help in shelters and other flood-recuperation efforts, according to a statement issued on Friday September 13. Between 50 and 80 homes are within the flash flood areas, and many families had been displaced, the Nation said. 

Volunteers can contact the Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management Emergency Operation Center at 505-371-8415, 505-371- 8416, 505-371-8417.

(posted on Popular Resistance see full article)


Neighborhood Days Ice Cream Party!

Durango Food Not Bombs will be participating in and providing food for the Neighborhood Days Ice Cream Party!

Brought to you by members of:

See It. Stop It.

Campaign to stop violence & abuse against people w/disabilities

3-5pm, Thurs, Sept 26

@ The Four Corners Health Care Center

2911 Junction Street, at the Gazebo

For more info, contact Ellinda at 970.259.1672

To get involved with Durango Food Not Bombs, contact Kuwa Jasiri at

More about Neighborhood Days:

La Plata County is celebrating Neighborhood Days. Neighborhood Days provide our communities the opportunity to meet, reconnect and strengthen the bonds neighbors have with each other. This initiative came from the adoption of the 2008 La Plata County Children, Youth and Family Master Plan.

The master plan’s Neighborhood and Community Committee made the following recommendation:

“Because strong communities arise from strong neighborhoods, La Plata County, with its towns of Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio, shall recognize and empower everyone from all our neighborhoods to create activities, places and organizations that help people find their voice. This will lead to closer-knit, more vibrant communities with happy people. These activities, places and organizations center around the idea of thriving relationships, where everyone contributes, every place is safe and everyone belongs.”

So, what can you do? Well, it can be as easy as having a potluck dinner, inviting your neighbors for a street clean-up day or even just having people over for the Broncos game. I know in our fast-paced, independent American lives, we sometimes feel shy or nervous to intrude on others. However, Neighborhood Days should be looked at as an empowerment opportunity for people to step out of their comfort zone to promote positive community development.

(From The Durango Herald. Click here to read the full article…)

Durango FNB at Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013

  Wild Roots Feral Futures - 5th Annual Direct Action, Eco-Defense, & Rewilding Encampment in the Wild Rockies of Southwest Colorado, June 15-23, 2013Once again, Durango Food Not Bombs will be facilitating a free kitchen at Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013!

For the 5th year running, the Wild Roots Feral Futures (WRFF) eco-defense, direct action, and rewilding encampment will take place in the forests of Southwest Colorado this coming June, 2013. WRFF is an informal, completely free and non-commercial, and loosely organized camp-out operating on (less than a) shoe-string budget, formed entirely off of donated, scavenged, or liberated supplies and sustained through 100% volunteer effort.

We are looking for folks of all sorts to join us and help facilitate workshops, conflict resolution and management, direct action and medic trainings, wild food walks, and much more! We will be focusing on many things, including but by no means limited to anarchist theory and praxis, unpacking privilege, decolonization, rewilding, ancestral skills, indigenous solidarity, direct action, forest defense, earth liberation, animal liberation, security culture, civil disobedience, hand to hand combat, survival skills, evasion tactics, green anarchism, anti-civ, post-civ, star watching and navigation, maps and orienteering, shelter building, permaculture, and whatever YOU care to bring and provide. But we need everyone’s help to make this as safe, positive, and productive a space as it can be. Our own knowledge, skills, and capacities are limited. We need YOUR help!

For more info, go to