Learn how you can change society and build a
Share your skills while learning new ideas all
from May 1, 2014 to October 1,
FOOD NOT BOMBS FREE SKOOL 2014 SEASON
PLEASE APPLY TODAY!
We would love your participation. This May we will be offering workshops in gardening, adobe brick making, logic and patterns, consensus process, crafts and nature.
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The principle purpose of the Food Not Bombs Free Skool is to strengthen
the organizing skills of people volunteering in the peace, social
justice and environmental movements. We invite you to share and seek
knowledge in the areas of social change, economic justice, peace,
generosity, diversity, responsibility and a sustainable future.
Flowers at harvest time.
Free classes include these topics:
- Analysis of current events and social issues
- Strategies and methods for
campaigns of nonviolent social change
- Organic gardening
- Organizing cultural events in support of
- Natural building
- Creative writing, music, dance, painting, crafts,
and self expression
- Sustainable energy
Screen Printing, puppet making and DIY skills
baking and food preservation
our Solar Pump House Video
FIRST WEEK AT THE FREE SKOOL ( Spring 2013 video )
Please print out our application, fill it out and mail
it to us. This gives us an idea of how to schedule our workshops. You
can contact the Food Not Bombs Free Skool by calling 1-800-884-1136 or
emailing us at email@example.com
A bed of our chard, cabbage and spinach.
beds, tipi and veggie oil bus.
If you wish to change the world The Food Not Bombs Free Skool is just
the project for you. We have two week blocks of workshops that start on May 1, 2014 and run to the end of
September 2014. The workshops are free. We have several housing options.
When you apply let us know what you need. You can live in the local
National Forest for free unless there is a fire restriction. You can
stay at the Snow Mansion in Arroyo Seco about 15 minutes from the Free
Skool by car. You can also live on the land for only $25 a week. You
would have to bring a tent or be prepared to live in the tipi. This year our days
will start with yoga and breakfast. From Monday to Thursday we have out Food
Not Lawns gardening workshop in the morning with two sets of workshops
in the afternoon. Be prepared to work hard and have fun. Some times preparing the soil can require several hours of
strenuous work. Please be prepared for the cold nights and blistering
mid-day sun. We have work gloves but you may wish to bring your own and
sturdy shoes or boots are really important if you wish to work in the
We have field trips and guest instructors on Friday. The Food Sharing
workshop every Saturday and free time to explore the area on Sundays.
There is an open mic at the Taos Inn every Monday and live music every
night at several venues all within bicycle range. These are also great places to enjoy a beer or glass of wine.
We ask you not to drink on our land so everyone can get the most from their participation.
The Free Skool provides bikes for participants to travel into town which is a five to
ten minute ride.
Solar Pump House framed.
Our plum trees.
The Food Not Bombs Free Skool is smoking free but we do provide an area near the farm for people that need to smoke.
We hope you understand that we need to respect the fresh, clean environment of our community and the health of all participants. The Pueblo does
offer less expensive tobacco products and you can smoke away from the
Food Not Bombs Free Skool as long as there are no fire restrictions.
We also ask you to leave your pets at home. This is a rural farming area with lots of wildlife.
We would be really upset if your pet was injured by the horses, cows, coyotes, owls or hawks that visit the neighborhood. Since Food Not Bombs s dedicated to nonviolence weapons are not to be brought on to the land.
CLIMATE AT 7,000 FEET or 2,400
The Food Not Bombs Free Skool is located
in a pasture at 7,000 feet or 2,400 meters above sea level. It can be
cold at night even in the summer so please bring a coat and wide brimmed
hat. The sun is very bright in the days and being so high people can get
a sun burn before they realize it. Please view the local weather report
If you want us to pick you up in Santa Fe or Albuquerque please contact
us with the date, time and location you wish us to meet you by emailing
Airplanes and trains arrive at Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Greyhound comes
to Albuquerque. We ask a $40 donation for each trip to cover the cost to
the Free Skool. ( Trips to and from Albuquerque to Taos take over 6
hours to complete and round trip to Santa Fe is at least 4 hours.)
Cooking a Free Skool breakfast.
Working in the garden.
A group of community activists working for social change came to the
realization that we might be even more effective if we organized Food
Not Bombs Free Skool to share knowledge and skills. Some of us had
experience in music and cultural events, other wanted to encourage
organic gardening and sustainable energy solutions yet others thought we
could have more impact if we discussed the formation of more
comprehensive organizing strategies. After some discussion we announced
the creation of the Free Skool and picked a fertile piece of farm land
with water in beautiful Taos, New Mexico as it's home.
Yoga before breakfast
Cooking on the tipi fire.
formation of the Free Skool in Taos, New
The purpose for which we formed the Food Not Bombs Free Skool is
to provide volunteer teachers and students with a place to learn about
social change, economic justice, peace, generosity, diversity,
responsibility and a sustainable future. This is a unique setting a
bicycle ride from the center of Taos. The perfect place to seek
solutions to the economic, political and environmental crisis of our
time. Many of those involved in this project have direct experience
volunteering with grassroots groups organaizing for social change,
community garden projects and cultural programs from all corners of the
world. The ideas and skills shared at the Free Skool are avalible for
free in print, on audio and video media and on the web.
Unloading manure for the 2013 garden
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES IN TAOS The Food Not
Bombs Free Skool is located in the San Luis Valley a short bike ride
from the center of Taos, New Mexico. While participating at the Food Not
Bombs Free Skool you will have time to visit places like the 1000 year
old Taos Pueblo, the Earthships, art museums, Lama and the Ashram where
Ram Das wrote Be Here Now, the H.D. Lawrence Ranch and the Mabel Dodge
Luhan House. You can also soak in the natural hot springs, take hikes
in New Mexico's highest mountains and raft down the canyons of the Rio
Grande. You can also enjoy puppet shows, art festivals, the Taos
Solarfest, open mic at the Taos Inn and live music every week at the
Taos Plaza. Visit these links and learn more about the wonderful things
Taos has to offer. Your time at the Food Not Bombs Free Skool will be so
much more than workshops and classes, it may change your life.
The Autonomous Playhouse with Dan The Pandarchist
The new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Taos Earthship Intern
Historic Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
The Taos Pueblo - A 1000 years of
The Carson National
D.H. Lawrence Home
Taos Art Colony
harvest has started.
We can use your help by donating tools, building
materials, bicycles, pick-up truck, (WE REALLY NEED A PICK-UP ASAP!)
sand, paint, rice, fire wood, tools, non GMO seeds, rubble, fruit trees
and time. You can also make a financial contribution. Please visit the
WISH LISTpage to see all that we
Find out more about the suggested areas of
study. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for
directions to the pasture.
The Food Not Bombs Free Skool is a
proud member of Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA and
welcomes all WWOOFers to participate.
VISIT US AT wwoofusa.org - Worldwide
Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA
Enjoying a party on the bus.
into the evening.
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Not Bombs Free Skool
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