Folks at the communes do a lot of dumpstering. Free food, much less waste in the world, active reusing, and the loveliness of surprise–you just never know what you will find. There are regular dumpstering posts on the Commune Life Facebook page and I am not going to bring most of them over here, but I really liked this one and it reached 443 people! Theresa is a master dumpster diver and puts out a lot of these posts. Here’s Theresa’s take on dumpstering.
With that many people looking at it, and 78 of what Facebook calls ‘Engagements’, it’s curious that the post only got one comment, and that one reminding us to be very careful:
PS For those who don’t know, ‘Dump-ra’ is the supposed god/goddess of dumpstering, and who you thank for the sweet surprises.
They had a Facebook post about their nutbutter production. Here’s what I wrote on our Facebook page: ‘East Wind community’s main industry is manufacturing nut butters. Here’s a look inside at where they roast and mill the almond and cashew butter:’
Two and a half years ago, a bunch of communards invaded Somerville, Massachusetts, to be part of the Honk Festival. This six part series documents what they did. For the next six weeks (starting today), we will follow their adventures. In Part One, they leave East Brook Community Farm and head east, and arrive and go dumpster diving.
Milking cows at East Wind Community in the summer of 2018. This dairy provides all the milk and many of the dairy products for a 70+ person community. You can learn and gain experience in dairy management, dairy processing and other practical skills by checking out East Wind. http://eastwind.org/
Boone making mozzarella and ricotta in the summer of 2018 at East Wind Community. Do you want to learn how to make cheese? You can learn all about dairy processing and other practical skills by checking out East Wind. http://eastwind.org/