Six essential resources for living off the grid in Denver
This week's feature points out that for those living off the grid, the world is full of free stuff -- and freedom.
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At the heart of the radical movement is an emphasis on community -- because it would be difficult to maintain a lifestyle of conversation, creative projects and no cash if it weren't for an integrated system of trading information and resources. While there are always new projects springing up (and closing down) within the community, here are six of the more consistent, essential resources in Denver.
Once known as Derailer, Bike Pit continues the tradition of offering bicycle repair and education, and will even help you build your own bike from scratch from its vast collection of donated bicycle parts -- all free of charge. Bike Pit is located at 411 Lipan Street; check out the Bike Pit Facebook page for more information and to view the schedule for bike repair, bike building, and women and trans night.
Food Not Bombs
Gathering surplus food from grocery stores, markets and bakeries -- food that would otherwise be discarded -- this anarchist collective prepares large meals and packs up boxes of groceries for the needy. The meals are often vegan and nut-allergy friendly, and are always free of charge. FNB serves meals at Sunken Gardens Park at 4 p.m. every Saturday, and in Civic Center Park at 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Visit the Food Not Bombs website for more information.
Continue to keep counting down the six essential resources for living off the grid in Denver.