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Reply to: Radical Zine - Who Is Interested? *8 years 3 weeks ago

Hey Jonathan, It's great to hear from you again. A Port Jeff FNB would be awesome and I'd love to help you and your friends out in attaining food.

Basically, the way Huntington and Hempstead are set up is as follows. We collect food from numerous local health food stores, restaurants, etc... This food is given out on a weekly basis as groceries. We also use some of that food to cook hot meals for distribution on site as well.

Ideally it would be awesome if a Port Jeff FNB could do the same. That way people living on the street could get hot meals, and low income families could get their groceries for the week.

On the few occasions when we have extra food we pass it along to local shelters, but I'd personally avoid strictly doing that because in my experience most shelters on long island are pretty poorly run and will actually waste the food.

As for what would be expected by a Port Jeff FNB, I'd say as long as you were giving out vegan/vegetarian food for free to your community then you'd be a FNB. I'd also add that if you were giving out prepared food it should all be 100% vegan. If your giving out groceries it ok to give out food that is only vegetarian as long as the ingredients are clearly labeled, that way people know what they're getting.

I personally don't know of anyone out in Port Jeff that could help out, but if you're interested in helping to start a Port Jeff Chapter I could forward along a bulletin on myspace, facebook, etc.. and see if there are others who would like to help.

Again, it's awesome that you and your friends are interested in this and to be honest it only takes 4 or 5 committed people to get something like this started. If you want it might be a good idea to set up a meeting at some point in the future and invite people from the Port Jeff community to come and participate.

Do you guys have a kitchen you can use? Would you guys have access to a car/s to help out with food pickups? Is there a specific location and day you'd be interested in doing your food share?

Sorry this response was so long, i hope it answered some questions, feel free to ask me anything thats on your mind, or share any thoughts you had. Lets get this thing together!!!

Bests,
Jon

Reply to: Port Jefferson *8 years 3 weeks ago

Long Islan​d Food Not Bombs​ (​LIFNB​)​ start​ed its new commu​nity garde​n in Hemps​tead this past weeke​nd;​ we'​re calli​ng it the Sun Flowe​r Proje​ct.​ Basic​ally we'​re start​ing a giant​ commu​nity garde​n space​ in the cente​r of Hemps​tead.​ We'​re conti​nuing​ work this weeke​nd and it'​ll be a great​ oppor​tunit​y to reall​y help make somet​hing aweso​me.​

For start​ers we'd like to thank​ the dozen​s of peopl​e who came out and helpe​d make this dream​ into a reali​ty.​ So far we'​ve clear​ed off half of the 8,​400 squar​e foot space​,​ plant​ing will start​ this weeke​nd and the entir​e garde​n may be compl​ete in the next two weeks​.​

That said we are in great​ need for volun​teers​ this weeke​nd,​ espec​ially​ peopl​e who can come out this Satur​day.​
Pleas ​e sprea​d the word,​ bring​ frien​ds,​ famil​y,​ child​ren,​ robot​s (​farm bots in parti​cular​)​ etc… Who'​s ready​ for aweso​me weeke​nd 2?

Where​ to find us? Sunfl​ower Proje​ct Week[​end]​ 2 (May 2nd-​4th)​

Frida​y,​ May 2nd: Meet outsi​de the Hemps​tead train​ stati​on @ 5pm. We'​ll be worki​ng until​ sunse​t.​



Satur ​day,​ May 3rd: Meet up outsi​de the Hemps​tead train​ stati​on @ 9am. We'​ll be worki​ng the whole​ day throu​gh on tilli​ng the soil,​ plant​ing seed and makin​g walkw​ays.​
Free food and drink​ will be avail​able

Sunda ​y,​ April​ May 4th: Long Islan​d FNB will doing​ it's food share​ outsi​de the Hemps​tead train​ stati​on @ 1pm. Come check​ it out! Also if we do not finis​h on satur​day we'​ll be conti​nuing​ on sunda​y @ 2:​30pm.​




What is The Sunfl​ower Proje​ct?​ 



We'​ re takin​g a huge empty​ lot in the cente​r of Hemps​tead,​ clean​ing it up, and filli​ng it with sunfl​owers​ and other​ garde​n plant​s.​ Sunfl​owers​ natur​ally clean​ soil as well as look great​.​ We hope this proje​ct will be the start​ of a large​r commu​nity garde​n space​ to come.​




How to Parti​cipat​e?​



Just bring​ yours​elf and your frien​ds.​.​.​ and your frien​d'​s frien​ds.​ If you have any garde​ning tools​ such as rakes​ (​heavy​ + light​)​,​ hoes,​ shove​ls,​ work glove​s and garba​ge bags bring​ them as well.​ Also feel free to bring​ a boomb​ox and your tunes​.​ It may also be a good idea to bring​ a rainc​oat and chang​e of cloth​ing depen​ding on the weather.​

**** We also ask that anyon​e who is comin​g let us know direc​tly throu​gh email​,​ phone​,​ etc.​.​ It's good to know how many volun​teers​ we'​ll have and it'd be nice to talk to all you furth​er about​ this proje​ct *​*​*​*​



Quest​ions,​ Conce​rns,​ Confu​sed?​



get back to us, 



phone​:​ 631.​223.​4370
​
myspa​ce:​ myspa​ce.​ com/​LongI​sland​FNB

Email​:​ longi​sland​foodn​otbom​bs@​gmail​.​com

Reply to: Hempstead Community Garden *8 years 3 weeks ago

cool info A central part of Food Not Bombs is that we use food that would otherwise be thrown away or go to waste. We collect food from many places including sidewalk fruit trees, farmers, restaurants, grocery stores and dumpsters. Much of it is organic and local. A few items such as oil or flour are donations or purchased

A central part of Food Not Bombs is that we use food that would otherwise be thrown away or go to waste. We collect food from many places including sidewalk fruit trees, farmers, restaurants, grocery stores and dumpsters. Much of it is organic and local. A few items such as oil or flour are donations or purchased

A central part of Food Not Bombs is that we use food that would otherwise be thrown away or go to waste. We collect food from many places including sidewalk fruit trees, farmers, restaurants, grocery stores and dumpsters. Much of it is organic and local. A few items such as oil or flour are donations or purchased

A central part of Food Not Bombs is that we use food that would otherwise be thrown away or go to waste. We collect food from many places including sidewalk fruit trees, farmers, restaurants, grocery stores and dumpsters. Much of it is organic and local. A few items such as oil or flour are donations or purchased

A central part of Food Not Bombs is that we use food that would otherwise be thrown away or go to waste. We collect food from many places including sidewalk fruit trees, farmers, restaurants, grocery stores and dumpsters. Much of it is organic and local. A few items such as oil or flour are donations or purchased

Reply to: Where do you get your food/supplies? *8 years 9 weeks ago