SHE in Montreal

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Plenary session

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


Tools and means of cheap and sustainable nomadic travel


Eating

Dumpster Diving: $, EF Resources to find good trash aroud www.trashwiki.org

Dumpster diving in Montreal: philosophy and statistics (in French) http://parolecitoyenne.org/node/3771&dossier_nid=1281

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. http://www.foodnotbombs.net/contacts.html http://www.foodnotbombs.net/

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 http://www.nasco.coop/

Accommodation

- Hospitality Exchange Networks short term (warm shower, couchsurfing, bewelcome, hospitality club, Servas, global freeloaders, tripping.com) - Long term: wwoof, helpx.net, 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.

Moving

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


Coop sur Geneviex

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 ritual for the coop

creating family

artist in residence