SHE in Montreal


Plenary session

Brainstorming discussion Legenda: Economically affordable: $ Ecologically friendly: EF Humanly Rich: H

Tools and means of cheap and sustainable nomadic travel


Dumpster Diving: $, EF Resources to find good trash aroud

Dumpster diving in Montreal: philosophy and statistics (in French)

Pre-dumpster: $, EF, H (talking to sellers about giving away food as a way to connect) Use face to face approach to communicate your needs. Food for charity purposes.

Food no bombs: get in touch to volunteer, some cities is weekly appointment, some is daily. get in touch with them to know more about it.

Harvesting in the nature: find food around

Eating Locally produced food: Farmer markets: H, EF

Community Supported Agriculture (Organic baskets): issue related to prepaying in advance. Accessible only through third parties (other communities)

SKILL TO BE LEARNED: Efficiently eating: be able to eat less, organizing food/ration. Importance of balance diet and knowing how your body works. also important to reduce body waste. Energy spent in digestion.

Carrying food: simple ingredients (flour, water, salt, sugar, dry fruits and veggies) and simple recipes -chapati -recycled cans to create a stove -growing sprouts

Look for Openings (congress, art galleries etc)

Whole Food: eat from samples

Check local coops open dinners


- Hospitality Exchange Networks short term (warm shower, couchsurfing, bewelcome, hospitality club, Servas, global freeloaders, - Long term: wwoof,, grow food, aupair

- Camping: needs tents or hammock. Urban camping (check for roofs)

-Night buses or trains: H,EF

-ask people: sit in a busy area w a sign "I need a bed". Sometimes works.


- Hitch hiking (cars, boats, trains, airplanes-make friend w pilots) - Hitch by bike - Car sharing/pooling - Car delivering (work/move by delivering cars) - Bus - Walk - Bike

Coop sur Genereux

artist in residence financial issues: 10-11 people to pay the rent and bills more ppl can buy food and other supplies cannot affort a room for a nomad/traveler/someone who does not pay rent 1 person not paying but contributing to the life of the coop: vernacular economy (autonomous economy: skills of the nomad invested into projects such as artist, carpenter, someone who looks for pre-dumpsters. the person bring resources or services).

one or more nomads at the time

knowing what's happening

spontenous contribution vs intentional community

difficulties of attatchements

creating rituals for the coop: serving the other host book online community the rule of the hug ask "how do u feel today?" introducing yourself at dinner

creating family

artist in residence

necessity of requirements and criteria for the guests - why do you want to come to visit Coop -how do you travel (sustainability?) what do you want to teach what do you want to learn what do you want to share