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 durangofoodnotbombs.wordpress.com

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FNB meal at The Dandelion Festival 2013

Dandelion Festival 2013

Once again, Durango Food Not Bombs is pleased to be able to provide a free vegan evening meal at Turtle Lake Refuge’s Dandelion Festival, 1-9PM on May 4th in Rotary Park. Please join us & bring donations if you’re able!

5th annual, and getting better every time! This year’s fest is right on Beltane-mid spring! Let’s celebrate and FUNraise towards the vision of organic parks in Durango, for the health and harmony of all beings:-)
FREE, ALL AGES

music:
WAITING ON TRIAL
ELDER GROWN
THE WEIGH
DJ CODESTAR
A-BUN-DANCE
WORLD GROOVE ENSEMBLE
+ drum circle @ end

yummies:
DANDELION BEER
OTHER LOCAL BREWS
TURTLE LAKE REFUGE CAFE
FOOD NOT BOMBS
+ more

bonus fun:
KID’S CARDBOARD CASTLE
BOOTHS

workshops:
TSALAGI MOVING MEDITATION
BEE WORKSHOP
LIQUID COMPOST DEMO

Food Not Lawns! Seed & Plant Exchange

seed swap 2013

Join Durango Food Not Bombs & friends for a seed & plant exchange from 4-8PM on Monday, April 15th at our community garden, next to the alley on 2nd Street between 6th & 7th Avenue.

Bring seeds, cuttings or transplants to share and trade! Organic, GMO-free only please!

Contact us at durangofoodnotbombs@riseup.net for more information.fnb community garden map

Weekly meals starting again!

FNB TableHello friends! Finally, Spring has arrived, and it’s time for Durango Food Not Bombs to resume our weekly meal (weather permitting), every Sunday afternoon starting at 1PM in Iris Park, 1235 Camino Del Rio, by the river across the pedestrian bridge from the skateboard park. Our first meal of the season will take place on Sunday, April 14th!

Contact durangofoodnotbombs@riseup.net for more info or to get involved, and as always, potluck dishes are welcome. See you in the park!

FNB Disaster Response & Emergency Relief for Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Sharing food after Katrina

You can help Food Not Bombs provide food and logistical support for the survivors of Sandy!

Updated October 30, 2012

PLEASE GIVE TODAY!

SANDY REIEF LOGISTICS (Please help)

The disasters we are facing are unprecedented. Sandy is causing huge problems. We have several hundred Food Not Bombs groups in and near the area hit by Sandy. Your local Food Not Bombs group may already be providing food and logistical support and can use your help. Food Not Bombs has often been the first to provide aid after earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, floods, heat waves, riots, forest fires, terrorist attacks, droughts, economic crisis and other disasters. Our volunteers were first to provide food after the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the 2008 economic collapse. We are also often the last to end our relief efforts. The American Red Cross asked those seeking relief after the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake and Katrina to call our toll free number 1-800-84-1136 for food and logistical support. We have made a point to have this number staffed in person which is important in the event of a crisis since people may not be able to have access to electricity and need immediate support. The need for emergency disaster relief is increasing with more extreme weather devastates communities and the economic crisis grows more dire. As a result your support is needed more then ever. We not only need financial support but we need volunteers to help collect food. We also need vehicles, tools, cooking equipment, communications equipment and medical professionals.

The impact of these disasters can have lasting impact. We may be required to set up Food Not Bombs field kitchens for long periods of time and can use additional volunteer support. We will also require assistance buying propane, fuel and other resources.

The crisis often is not really over once the media turns their attention the next disaster. Sympathy often evaporates as soon as news of the disaster moves to the next story. Many survivors of past disasters are now considered regular members of America’s homeless population and require our continued support. We are still providing meals to families that lost their homes during Katrina and many people made homeless by the 2008 housing foreclosure crisis still depend on our meals. The sympathy witnessed during the initial disaster quickly changes to organized campaigns designed to criminalize and drive the survivors out of sight. We not only find ourselves working to provide food and resources but we frequently find it necessary to defend the rights of these survivors.

WE ARE ASKING ALL FOOD NOT BOMBS GROUPS IN NORTH AMERICA TO JOIN IN.
(Groups impacted by Sandy are encouraged to contact us with your needs.)

Many of our east coast Food Not Bombs chapters are struggling to regroup. We need help from chapters less effected by Hurricane Sandy. It appears theta the Manhattan Food Not Bombs kitchen was flooded. We are not sure of the details on the rest of New York and Long Island. (PLEASE REPORT YOUR NEEDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.) We are trying to set up staging areas on high ground near the most effected areas. Please email us your city, phone number and email address to menu@foodnotbombs.net. We will add you to our lists in these categories.

A. Vehicles able to bring food and volunteers.
B. Food and cooking equipment ready to pick up on the way to the staging areas.
C. Collection areas for food, funds and equipment in your local area to send to the east coast.

We need help setting up the staging areas and will post the addresses as soon as we know.

  • STAGING AREA A. – Philadelphia area
  • STAGING AREA B. – New York City area
  • STAGING AREA C. – Connecticut area
  • STAGING AREA D. – Rhode Island area
  • STAGING AREA D. – Boston area

These are some of the things you can do to help us respond effectively to these disasters.

  1. Organize a meeting this week – calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and remember to include the day, time and location of the meeting.
  2. At the meeting organize committees that will focus on seeking food donations, propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another committee to recruit more volunteers and organize another committee responsible for transportation. Another committee can organize benefit concerts and other fundraising projects.
  3. Choose a time, date and location for where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.
  4. Collect 25 and 50 pound bags of rice, beans, 25 and 50-pound bags of rice, beans, black-eyed peas, lentils and any other large amounts of dry goods, pasta cooking oil, spices and other non perishable food. We can also use propane stoves, kitchen equipment, pop up tents, sleeping tents, folding tables, water jugs, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, socks, medical equipment, batteries and other personal items.
  5. Once on site you can organize your kitchen and encourage survivors to help prepare the next meal. This will be very helpful to those who may have lost their homes giving them a useful task to help ease their pain. They can help you set up the kitchen equipment, join your volunteers in collecting locally discarded produce, bread and other surplus food. Other volunteers can seek a source of fresh water and organize the resupply of water to the kitchen.
  6. Contact us to report on your progress and request support by emailing our office at menu@foodnotbombs.netor calling us at 1-800-884-1136. IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER PLEASE EMAIL US TODAY! menu@foodnotbombs.net

    PLEASE CONTRIBUTE FINANCIAL SUPPORT HERE!

Durango FNB support kitchen at Wild Roots Feral Futures 2012

Once again, Durango FNB will be mobilizing a communal support kitchen for the 4th annual Wild Roots Feral Futures, a completely free, non-commercial, and informal direct action, eco-defense, and rewilding encampment, taking place from June 16-24 somewhere in the wild Rockies of Southwest Colorado.

Thus, during the duration of this event, Durango FNB will not be serving regular meals at the park in town, but will rather be organizing supply runs from the woods at WRFF and bringing some pizza and bread to the park (regular time and location), which will also serve as a meet-up and shuttle location for folks headed to the woods.

“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.”
June 16 – 24, 2012
San Juan Mountains, Southwest Colorado 
(Exact location to be determined)

Greetings from the occupied Nuchu (Ute) territories of Turtle Island, colonially known as the “American Southwest”!

We are very happy to announce that, for the 4th 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, 2012. 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. Though we foster a collective communality and pool resources, we encourage total self-sufficiency (which we find to be the very source and foundation of true mutual sharing and abundance).

We would like to invite groups and individuals engaged in struggles against the destruction of the Earth (and indeed all interconnected forms of oppression) to join us and share your stories, lessons, skills, and whatever else you may have to offer. In this spirit we would like to reach out to local environmental groups, coalitions, and alliances everywhere, as well as more readily recognizable groups like Earth First!, Rising Tide North America, and others to come collaborate on the future of radical environmentalism and eco-defense in our bio-regions and beyond.

We would also like to reach out to groups like EF!, RTNA, and the Ruckus Society (as well as other groups and individuals) in search of trainers and workshop facilitators who are willing to dedicate themselves to attending Wild Roots Feral Futures and sharing their skills and knowledge (in a setting that lacks the financial infrastructure to compensate them as they may have come to expect from other, more well-funded groups and events). We are specifically seeking direct action, blockade, tri-pod, and tree climbing/sitting trainers (as well as gear/supplies).

Regarding the rewilding and ancestral earth skills component of WRFF, we would like to extend a similar invitation to folks with skills, knowledge, talent, or specialization in these areas to join us in the facilitation of workshops and skill shares such as fire making, shelter building, edible and medicinal plants, stalking awareness, tool & implement making, etc. We are also seeking folks with less “ancestral” outdoor survival skills such as orienteering and navigation, etc.

Daily camp life, along with workshops, skill shares, great food, friends, and music, will also include the volunteer labor necessary to camp maintenance. In past years we’ve experiences a bit of resistance to requests for basic work volunteers, so we are making a point of it now to ask you to come prepared to pitch in and contribute to the work load. We encourage folks who would like to plug in further to show up a few days before the official start of the event to begin set-up and stay a few days after the official end to help clean up.

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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

THIS A FUNDRAISER FOR A GOOD CAUSE!! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!! PLEASE RESPECT THE VENUE AND THOSE PUTTING ON THE SHOW AND HAVE FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN!!! ALL AGES!! NO BOOZE, DRUGS, OR WEAPONS!

Ongoing Communal Potluck Picnics

While Durango FNB is in the process of reorganizing our gear, finding a new space, and otherwise preparing for another year of free food, we are encouraging our usual patrons and the community at large to gather at our usual time and location, Sunday afternoons at Riverfront/Iris Park (behind Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers and Backcountry Experience on Camino del Rio, by the river and across the foot bridge from the skateboard park) for communal potluck picnics (weather allowing). Please bring your own plates, bowls, cups, and silverware, and bring a dish or other food and/or beverage to share, if you’re able.