Well ok maybe it is not actually spring yet, but it felt like it today!
Here are some photos from the fun we had today around the Wingnut!
March 18 at 3pm Land Use Meeting where discussion of Monroe Park privatization will happen.
March 24 at 6pm City Council Meeting will decide on Monroe Park privatization.
Both at City Hall.
Contact your city council members and spread the word hard between now and then.
Get educated, get involved.
There is a scheduled Land Use meeting at City Hall on Tuesday February 18th at 3pm, where the proposal for the privatization of Monroe Park will be presented by Alice Massey.
Please come out with friends, signs, and voices to be heard. It is imperative for the freedom of citizens of Richmond, the houseless, low income, radical social movements, and spontaneous events that we STOP the City from leasing Monroe Park to any private party, and STOP there from ever being a permit process or fee for holding events in our public commons.
For more information please check out the following article and links:
For the month of February the weekly Richmond Food Not Bombs cooking will be held at the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue RVA 23222 or call or text 804 300 0023) every Sunday from 12:30 – 3:45. We leave at 3:45 to be Monroe Park to serve at 4.
Come cook, clean, organize, learn, network, drink coffee, hangout, and strategize on how to beet the system.
At Monroe Park at 4 there is:
Free, vegan meal.
Followed by a grocery distribution.
Literature table as well, weather permitting. (If you or your organization has fliers and pamphlets to distribute please be in touch or bring them by!)
Please come!!! New folks totally welcome.
Folks of all levels of cooking skills invited, as well as all ages.
Help also wanted afterwards to help cleanup the Food Not Bombs gear and the space.
The Wingnut has dogs, is a sober space and is not wheelchair accessible. Directions and more information on the space, including consent policy, can be found at www.wingnutrva.org
There will be a general Food Not Bombs meeting this Sunday January 19th at 11 am at 1300 north 1st street.
Please spread the word to folks involved with FNB or who want to become involved.
If you need extra scrap produce to add to your compost pile.
or scrap veggies to feed to your chickens (trust us, they love em, and it will save you money on chicken feed)
please come by the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 2005 Barton Avenue to get some!
We do Wingnut Food Not Bombs Produce Distribution every Wednesday and Friday morning, putting the food out by 8am. By the evening the food has been gone through, with the good stuff mostly taken.
If you want compost scrap or produce for chickens, it will be out front of the house, in cardboard boxes along the retaining wall. You will be getting free scrap to use in your gardening and chicken loving endeavors, and you will be helping us and our neighbors to get rid of the trash.
We don’t want to see all the compost and cardboard end up in the trash, but it is way beyond our capacity to re-use or re-cycle. So help yourself, and help a program that gets healthy food into a local food desert to low income and elderly folks.
The best times to come by would be Wednesday evenings, Thursdays all day, Friday evenings, and Saturdays all day. Please take as much as you can use, and help us keep the distribution area neat and clean!
Starting in December the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be doing a produce distribution on Wednesday and Friday at 8am each week.
This is a first come, first serve deal, and not going to be facilitated, cause we have to run off to work many mornings. Please just take what you need. Some weeks we will be holding back produce as well, in order to do solidarity catering for events such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance or Virginia People’s Assembly, or just the usual Sunday Food Not Bombs (depending on what will keep).
We have started doing this for our neighbors, but frankly have so much produce that it doesn’t all get taken!
If you come take produce please consider helping out by either cleaning the distribution area and taking some empty boxes and trash with you, or making a cash donation to help cover fuel and vehicle maintenance.
WE REALLY NEED HELP GETTING ALL OF THE BOXES AND TRASH TAKEN AWAY.
If you have a vehicle and would be interested in helping us bring produce from several other locations here for distribution please be in touch!
|Food Not Bombs Finance Meeting.
The agenda is pretty loose at the moment, but will include:
If we accomplish that, we should hammer out some rules regarding money; what the accountholder’s responsibility’s are and what kind of discretion they should get, if we need additional cardholders, reporting and recording standards, etc. I have some recording suggestions to show you if we have time.
We’ll be wrapped up in time to cook, because it’s seriously doubtful that we can talk finance details for more than 90 minutes and have that be a productive use of our time.
https://www.facebook.com/events/610360802333638/ The Facebook event for the meeting
10:00 am – 11:30 am
But supports 2 great local causes in one fell swoop.
Non-sweatshop clothing by local graphic designers wit the baddest ass FNB design I’ve seen in a hot minute.
Please spread the word!
New Normal Apparel has done a really nice job of reaching out to connect with community groups and they are brand new!