Many communards are avid dumpster divers. Here’s what you get if you let a bunch of folks from the communes loose in a city. As Theresa says on the blurb that she wrote on the Commune Life YouTube channel: “food waste is real, friends”.
East Brook Farm, the home of the Glomus Commune, was founded five years ago. One of the things that the founders did was plant peaches. We have reaped what they sowed.
There was only one comment, but I liked it.
In April, we reposted a couple of things from Anande Ozark’s Facebook site. Anande lives here at Glomus commune and used the site to point out the advantages of outdoor living.
Trigger warning: Contains a picture of cut up meat that was too graphic for Facebook to publish without a warning.
Here is the first post:
It’s this next one that raised controversy:
Here is what came up on Facebook under this:
If you clicked on the picture you saw the original image, which was this somewhat bloody picture:
These were the only two pictures that Anande put in this series, but they are good reminders that not everything comes from the grocery store.
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.
And back to East Wind
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:’
And here’s what East Wind said:
What is a CSA? And how can you participate if you don’t live anywhere near us? Cicada and Theresa explain:
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COOKING A GIANT MEAL:
In this video, lots of people cook lots of food and Maximus gets extremely exhausted.
So, did we get TOO MUCH FOOD!?!?
In this video, communards talk about urban housing at MIT and also gather too much food…
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/