Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free Store Event!

Our Free Store Event, put on with Progressive Student Union and Radical Student Union, was a great success! People got rid of unwanted clutter and fell in love with "new" items.

Some people asked why were putting this on - answer: for fun, to help our campus be sustainable, to promote recycling and reusing, and the lofty goal of shifting our cultural view of materialism from one of mere gain to that of community-based sharing!

And what does this have to do with Food Justice Alliance? Everything. Though our focus is on food, our even broader focus is to be part of the movement towards a self-sustaining and sharing community in every aspect of life, wether through gardens or free stores.

Want to see a Free Store become a permanent feature of GWU? So do we! Send us an e-mail and be a part of the Free Store project next semester!

Drew, with the Radical Student Union, browses the Free Store...

Amanda found some Free treasures!!

Thanks to Green Move-Out for taking our leftovers to donate and to everyone who made the event a success!

Photo Update of the Garden!

The Food Justice Alliance has been busy!

We have been working in the GroW Community Garden every Saturday and it is looking fantastic! Veggies and fruit trees have been planted, a mulch path is forming, and our mural
is coming along!
Trellises for our peas!

Miriam's Kitchen donated some beautiful, hand painted bird houses!

Hurrah for our amazing volunteers!
One of our fruit trees!

The beginnings of the mural!

Our Garden Coordinator, Melissa, hard at work.

Our President, Amanda, has a moment with her plants...

The path is now done and all the vegetables are doing well. We will be out again next Saturday starting at 10 am, come by if you want to help out!