May Day community picnic/potluck & Really Really Free Market

Because there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction of terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen

Have you ever picked up something you found on the sidewalk? Or saved your neighbor from throwing away something useful?

A Really Really Free Market is like a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. Have you ever brought one dish to a potluck and gone away with a full belly and a balanced meal? Everybody brings something and goes away with more.

We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.

As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. If we share our resources we won’t need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth’s resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and our communities.

Would we all work forty hours a week at one job if we didn’t feel we had to? What if instead we worked at improving our individual skills and talents and shared them with each other? We would all spend more time doing things we enjoyed.

The Really Really Free Market is an attempt to put these ideas into practice.

Please help us keep the Really Really Free Market a 100% FREE and non-commercial event. Let’s come together and forget about trading, bartering and money. Leave the business cards at home and remember the joy of giving for the sake of giving.

Help us keep the park clean. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you.


Overgrow the System! Food Not Lawns!

Greetings fellow feed’em fighters! At long last, Springtime has arrived! Time to dig deep into the Earth, grow roots, and get our hands dirty once again. In this blossoming spirit, Durango FNB has several projects in the works we would like to let you know about, and need your help with!

Food Not Lawns garden!

Durango FNB is starting a Food Not Lawns community garden to grow food for our meals and our community! We’ve got lots of materials coming in from various local businesses, but right now, we need a lawnmower, or something to slash all the weeds in the plot with. So if anyone has access to a mower (preferably a push mower, but we’re not picky), let us know. And if you want to check out the garden site, it’s on second street between 6th and 7th avenues, on the corner of the alley, with a shed and a hoop house frame on it. And if you want to help, let us know. Stay tuned for work day announcements. Thanks!

Greenhouse FUNdraiser!

Durango FNB is also teaming up in solidarity with Buffalo Council on a food sovereignty initiative. We plan to purchase one or two high-quality, sturdy, portable greenhouses, which will be used to propagate organic native plants and pursue an indigenous model of permaculture and paradigm of health. The organic food we produce will be used in FNB meals and distributed to those in the community who need it most, free of charge.

In pursuit of this initiative, Buffalo Council and FNB are hosting a two-phase benefit fundraiser event at UniTEA House on Saturday, April 21, 2012, starting at 4pm with a dinner, presentation, and discussion with Buffalo Council, followed up later in the evening with live music and more.

Stew dinner and talk with Buffalo Council
4-6PM, $5-$20+ suggested donation

LIVE MUSIC starting after 6PM
$5+ suggested donation