Pollinating the People

 

MISSION:
Traveling the land, this free tea house cultivates community, health, peace, sustainability, and genuine human interactions.

VISION:
The tea bus is about connection – to strangers, to oneself, to the things we interact with. It is about sharing – knowledge, stories, and cups of tea. It is about following your passion – finding your strengths and interests, and figuring out how to cultivate and share them. The tea bus is about community.

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"Whatever the situation,
Whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation,
No class or pedigree.
It knows no motivation,
No sect or organization,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief."

Have a Cuppa Tea
- The Kinks

ACTIVI-TEAS:

- Serving free tea to people on random city streets, parks, festivals, farmers' markets, and at events from a traveling free tea vehicle.

- Speaking, Teaching, Skill-Sharing, and Leading Workshops at schools, colleges, events, festivals and more on small-scale, DIY, low-environmental-impact, low-monetary-input, high-social-impact, nomadic living. Topics include :the history of resource sharing, alternative economics, community-building, resource reclamation (including dumpster diving, using salvaged materials, etc), mobile permaculture, etc. Contact here to invite us!

- Working symbiotically with organizations, people, and events creating a comfortable space for dialogue, readings, film screenings, music and tea..

PHILOSOPHY:
- The Free Tea Party offers an alternative to self-centered, over-consumptive, over-competative, under-competent, and high-speed philosophies often fostered by our society. Our alternative is based on:

(1) The gift economy - the idea that goods and services can be given without anything required in return. We all have something in abundance to share.

(2) The slow movement - the idea that everything has it's own speed at which it is done best, and that we often focus too much on getting things done fast. We bring the slowness!

(3) Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or Do-It-Together (DIT) - becoming more directly in control of taking care of our necessities and desires.

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(4) Permaculture - the main tenets being: taking care of the planet, taking care of the people, and sharing the surplus.

- Although we are non-partisan, we support people, movements, and politicians who strive for positive social and environmental change. Althought we are non-denominational, we respect core values and morals. Although we are non-profit in the monetary sense, we see many things as being just as valuabel, if not more valuable than money.

WHO IS THE FREE TEA PARTY?
FTP is anyone who participates; it is anyone who takes a minute to share conversation and tea; it is you and I. The "I" and "we" pronounced throughout the website represents Guisepi, Edna Lu the tea bus, and friends.










   
 

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