Check it Out!!
One of our artistically inclined volunteers took the rained out banner from last week home and created this INCREDIBLE banner just waiting to be colored by the rest of us this Sunday. Come and join us at Cultivating Roots Community Garden from 12 to 2 PM. We will be holding a meeting for the mutual aid network and food not bombs before getting our hands dirty in the garden.
Check below for a needs list and be prepared to brainstorm the answers to questions such as, what roles are there/what skills do you bring?, where and when can we pickup, cook, and table our food?, when and where to hold regular meetings outside of cultivating roots? and any other questions you may have.
Please reach out to join either our Signal chat, or our new Element Community. These are not public by their nature and require an invitation.
Below remains much the same as last week, with some shifting in priorities, and progress being made on all fronts.
***People handy with construction and tools are our next greatest priority.***
***Those willing and able to help build a communal kitchen, pantries, and fridge shelters***
A BANNER!! Every Chapter needs a banner to let people know we are NOT another charity.
People willing to pick up and/or store produce from local shops/farms, either in their own fridges or in community fridges (coming soon)
People willing and able to cook vegan food either at their own home or at our communal kitchen (coming soon)
People willing to deliver and/or table cooked food and political literature AS Food Not Bombs
***If you want to get involved in Food Not Bombs, you DO NOT need to join our secure comms, you can contribute by sharing your excess resources, sharing our posts, picking up food and dropping it to a community fridge, volunteering with the Community Fridge Brigade, showing up at an event to support us and eat, etc. These activities and others can be managed over social media. If you want to help organize behind the scenes, it will mean making decisions together as to when and where to pick up food, where to store it, cooking it, and coming together to table it in a visible place where the need is greatest. This will require some way to coordinate with us. Security concerns prohibit us from organizing on social media and therefore you will have to join our secure comms channels. Our hope is to make this as accessible as possible to allow for anyone with any tech skills can join. We are also looking at software that will allow those with phones only to call in to any group meetings we have. Semi-frequent in person meetings will also need to happen since we realize there are plenty of those without so much as a phone. We are working towards these goals and many more, and hope to have your help in this effort.