For the third year, OM Build will have the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) Peace Wreath Workshop in the shop. See announcement below.
Hello from OM Village!
We are currently in need of experienced woodworkers or people familiar with power tools to function as Shop Managers on various days and times.
The Shop Manager ensures safe operation of tools and advises 2 – 6 volunteers on projects. For more information, see Shop Manager Criteria, Shop Manager Responsibilities, Shop Handbook, and Shop Rules. If you are interested in becoming a Shop Manager for one of the 4 shifts, please email us.
We could still use some volunteers to help make items for the Village Store, designing flyers, sewing (items to sell in the store), planning, and numerous other activities. To see current events you can participate in, visit our Meetings and Events page and fill out the form, or send us an email.
Thanks in advance!
We have completed our 3rd week of weaving class!
A loom was donated over the summer and a member of OMI reached out to the Madison Weavers Guild. One of the weavers has been generous with her time and teaching the classes. We plan on making dresser runners, scarves, handbags, blankets and possibly plastic mats. We are also figuring out how to use old fabrics to cut into weaving material.
We currently have room for one more student, but the current students hope to be teaching classes to anyone interested in the next couple of months.
Working late to improve our website. Look for updated content and more posts in the near future.
On Friday, November 21, we got the Occupancy Permit for the Village. On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Betty and Chris who have been living in their house for nearly a year, on the street where they have to move it every 24 or 48 hours to comply with parking requirements and without running water or electricity, are moving to their new home! With running water, electricity, flush toilets, showers and a community. The move is a big change. They’ve been through a lot with Occupy, with no legal place to live for so long. They have also been the center of a lot of media attention being the “first” in our grand adventure. Join us in welcoming them home!
Big thank you to all those who turned out and all the help to get OM Build this far. It truly is amazing what people can do when they work together. It truly is a grass roots effort with no contributions of money from local government, and all volunteer run.
Check out our Facebook Volunteer Page to become involved in the next steps! And check out our donation page if you have a couple of dollars to donate — we had a hiccup with the link this past week, which is now fixed.