We will be going on a tour in our grease-run bus in an attempt to connect with other people to bring along. We hope this will turn into a giant caravan of people with abilities that help us gain capital in order to help more people achieve self-sufficiency.

We hope to raise $10,000, which will be put into building infrastructure on the Shut Up and Grow It! land. The Shut Up & Grow It! land will then be used as a base of operations for this network, farming, art, and self-sufficient alternatives for those affiliated. If we were to raise more than $10,000, we would make good use of it.

Some of the things that we would like to add as improvements and for convenience are:

farm vehicle
living quarters
bath house
recording studio
greenhouse
tiller/tractor

We hope to collect donated materials to minimize expenses, however some money will be spent at the discretion of consensus upon our return to the land.

We’re in the process of booking a tour with Turncoat Collective up the west coast. If you can help out with any dates, or if you’re interested in trying to get on a bill somewhere, email us at contact@turncoatcollective.com
WE WILL PLAY ANYWHERE; SQUATS, LIVING ROOMS, BASEMENTS, ATTICS, COLLECTIVES, COMMUNES, PARKS, ART SPACES, BARS, CLUBS. THE WORLD IS OUR VENUE.

We’re also raising funds to get our bus street legal.  If you can donate, please click the button on the side of the page.
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Dates:
Tempe, AZ – Jan. 2 @ Palo Verde Lounge
Phoenix, AZ – Jan. 4 @ Rusty Spoke Bike Co-op w/ THE SEWN SEEMS, TALL TALE EXCURSION, & LITTLE BEAR
San Diego, CA – Jan. 7 @ ??
Long Beach, CA – Jan. 9 @ ??
Santa Ana, CA – Jan. 10 @ Unit B Studio
Los Angeles, CA – Jan. 18 @ Tribal Cafe w/ MOON BANDITS & THE MANX
Ojai, CA – Jan. 19 @ Soule Park w/ MOON BANDITS, SOUTH EDEN TRAVELERS, BANJO CAT, & NEVIN AND SAM
Santa Cruz, CA – Jan. 26 @ ??
Fresno, CA – Jan. 27 @ ??
San Jose, CA – Jan. 28 @ ??
San Francisco, CA – Jan. 31 @ ??
Oakland, CA – Feb. 2 @ ??
Berkeley, CA – Feb. 4 @ ??
Eureka, CA – Feb. 6 @ ??
Eugene, OR – Feb. 8 @ Black Forest
Salem, OR – Feb. 10 @ ??
Portland, OR – Feb. 11 @ Ash Street Saloon
Olympia, WA – Feb. 13 @ Le Voyeur
Tacoma, WA – Feb. 14 @ Tacoma Tea & Co.
Seattle, WA – Feb. 15 @ ??

ANNOUNCEMENT: DOING BIG THINGS!

We are going on a free food/music tour across the west coast in order to recruit people for what could be a great movement. Our plan is to build a website that acts as a hub for all free lands across the states, connecting them, and giving people a place to discuss other things, such as free transportation, work/trade living spaces, free food, and more, providing a truly alternative lifestyle. This website will be launched within the next week.

OUR MISSION:

We are a group of individuals traveling to promote an alternative lifestyle and to build a network of like-minded individuals in order to help people establish complete self-sufficiency within their communities. We are seeking people of all trades; including: art, music, sciences, technology, mechanics, medicals, transportation, construction, and more in exchange for free housing, food, and money. Prosperous for everyone.

Our immediate plans are to leave Asheville, NC in mid-December. We are going to the Shut Up & Grow It land for a few days to do minor maintenance; then, we’re heading west on a Free Food/Music tour in order to recruit people, promote the network of non-profits and promote art; while offering transportation of people and cargo for infrastructure.

We are also seeking lands across the country that can act as drop-off spots for various goods which will be picked up by our crew and put to good use.

If you’re good at ANYTHING and want help by using your natural talents and hobbies to help you to help us to help everyone, PLEASE get in contact with us.

We are especially looking for people with too much free time on their hands who would like to join our traveling crew and help organize this massive collaboration of people and resources.

We will be traveling in a bus that can run on used veggie oil, so we are looking for veggie oil and filters during our travels (preferably already filtered).

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So, we have 950 pounds of potatoes in the dirt, we have some egg-laying hens and some eating chickens, and we have 11 ducks. We also have $500 worth of organic seeds we’ve been trying to get in the ground for weeks, but we seem to lack the tools or manpower since our tiller has broken down.

We’re almost finished with construction of the kitchen, and when that’s finished, we’ll be working on building a few more outhouses and a couple of stages so we can try and throw a festival this summer (possibly after nationals?) We still need all the help we can get, and any performers willing to come play on our land, please get in touch with us. There is plenty of space, and we’re going to try to make it as kick-ass as possible.

On a side note, we’re building a slip n’ slide today because the sun is really hot!

Shut Up & Grow It!

We need YOUR help!

We have hundreds of pounds of non-GMO vegetables in the ground, and hundreds more to plant, we have a tiller but could use some more hand tools, or even beter a trackter, we need any thing that we can build stuff with, and it would be way cool if we could get 20 tons of munewer…… if you would like to see sumething on the land and  have the how but not the when let us know.

We have a paypal account set-up here:

Please, do what you can to help!