Chance Bus- part of the people’s project


It’s only a few more days until the official start of the people’s project/ G4G caravan. The caravan is somewhat of a mini example of what we want to see more of in the world; people helping people,  groups of people working independently, and also together, becoming stronger than we can be alone. We will have several buses and many cars, vans, rv’s and others following and all these vehicles will be working independently, but also together travelling to different communities and bringing this seed to them; that all of these places we stop along the way can work independently, but also work cooperatively together, building a parallel society that is sustainable for the people and the earth.

Jarvis will be driving his bus Chance, starting out the caravan with us at shut up and grow it and he will be following us along the way to help us gain strength in numbers and offer help to support the whole with his kitchen bus and mechanic skills. We will all be travelling together to rainbow nationals and from there we will go our separate ways for a little while, Jarviss will be headed to the RNC and the DNC to help support the people who will be there as activists, serving as a free food kitchen at the gathering places in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Jarviss will be The People’s kitchen. I had the 2 banners from when I first started my Occupy bus tour a few years ago, we were a mobile food not bombs kitchen and we were part of Occupy Wall Street and the kitchen was called the people’s kitchen, at the DNC there will be a gathering of the people and helping to organize this idea are the people’s revolution check it out, the name the people’s kitchen seems fitting and I am so happy to lend them for such a purpose as this, I am beyond ecstatic that they will be used in this way.

The chance bus has been traveling the country since Jarviss purchased it the end of last year as a free food kitchen. The bus has a full working kitchen inside, a stove that uses propane, running water, cabinets and countertop and it is also big enough to hold a crew of people to run it plus a few more who want to attend and some dogs I’m sure. This is not even the first bus that Jarviss has done this with, this is his thing, helping people, traveling. His friend Scott has been traveling with him for quite a few months now, he is helping him every step of the way, Scott also has a bus at his house which he travels in, but right now he is just along for the ride on Jarviss’s bus.

They are both also diesel mechanics of their own making and have helped me out by doing some work on my bus. They replaced my glow plugs and re-greased my bearings, and will doing an oil change before we leave for the tour.

I live in an intentional community but I feel we can’t just move to an intentional community yet not still be trying to spread this awareness of so many issues in public places for the public, for the public servants. I still want to be working and living with the intent that we can change the world and it takes so many people, so many pieces of the puzzle and everyone is important, each persons part.


Jarviss will need help on this journey, we all need help and just do it anyway, and it just all figures itself out, so if you want to donate to help run his bus down the road which leads to the RNC and the DNC, click on the link below



Shut Up And Grow It



If I can think about what best describes shut up and grow it, it would be eating and working together, if there is something that people do everyday, these two things would be it. Each morning starts in the kitchen, drinking coffee, cooking and eating breakfast together before people break up into smaller groups to work on different projects around the farm, some of the more recent projects would include working in the garden, getting ready the rows, planting seeds, weeding, mulching, building a goat pen for Pearl and her two kids Maple and Magnolia, milking and feeding the goats, and also feeding the pigs, chickens, rabbits and now turkeys, breaking ground on the new office and re-building the school building, of course, preparing meals, washing dishes, heating water, pumping water, watering plants and animals, painting signs, playing music for the people working, supply, garbage and dumpster runs, learning, reading, sharing and just plain playing with the kids and really the list goes on and on.

This place is a 21 acre off-grid community of people who want to build as an example of what could be an alternative towards a healthier earth and people. Everyone is welcome who is welcoming, you don’t have to ask to come, just come if you are interested in this idea of people living sustainably, helping people, living peacefully, and freely, encouraging attachment parenting people and animals alike, people free to choose how they want to contribute their time, what existing community need or project do you want to work on or what new project do you have to offer that best fits you passion.

Some of what the farm has already built into existence are a pump house run from a generator which also has a charging station for cell phones and such which is linked to batteries also charged when the generator is running the water pump, a wood stove hot water heater which then runs to a shower house down the hill, an outhouse, an outdoor kitchen and dining hall with solar panels for lights and another charge station, both areas covered from the weather with a food pantry, a stage, a library, a few chicken coops, a goat yard, pig yard. The top of the hill is a maze of blackberry bushes with paths that lead to all these places plus the community house and many buses and other campers where people live. On the other side, meaning walking on the bridge across the creek to the back 8 acres where there is a cabin. Following the path into the woods behind the kitchen you will come to a waterfall.

This land is a place where people live, but more than that it is meant to be a place for people to build an example of an off grid community and then take that to other communities, building them up, creating a network of these communities and sharing people, resources, ideas and actions to work together to create a better world.



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