|2005 AWF Cover|
In recent years, AWF has shrunk to a shell of its former self. With all the information shared on the Internet, you may be curious as to why All Ways Free is important to this family. Some of our better and longer lasting raps started when someone wrote an article for All Ways Free. For example, "The Lost Tablet" (AWF 1999); "Wherever Two Are Gathered" (AWF 1988); and drawings by our family (AWF Unknown years). AWF has in my recent memory been published the last few days of June and included a basic map of the current year's gathering site. If my experience helping out at INFO these last few years is any indication, people want AWF. All day long people come to the counter at INFO and ask for a copy of AWF (and The Rainbow Guide as well).
The collections of AWF over the years have chronicled our hopes and dreams, successes and failures and created a legacy for future generations. Now is the perfect time for our younger family (and older ones as well) to start sharing their artwork, recipes, wisdom and hipstories and add to this growing body of work.
To get involved in this effort, email Finch, write to him at
All Ways Free
P.O. Box 438
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Or check out his call for assistance here.
In addition to printing copies on paper, I know he wants to publish online. I think he's also interested in collecting old copies of AWF so he can scan them and post them. Great ideas, but he needs some help doing the work and also some financial assistance as well. If you've been wanting to do something really amazing for this family, but don't have the time or health to go scouting, the stomach to deal with the US Government, or the time off work to stay for cleanup, this is a great way to plug in a few hours a week. To see the happiness your hard work creates, come by INFO the first few days of July and see how excited people are when they get their very own, take back to camp and share with friends, save and keep for years copy of the 2012 All Ways Free.
For an electronic copy of the absolutely amazing 2005 AWF, click here. Read it, get motivated and plug in to create an even more amazing AWF for 2012. I know there are many talented gatherers out there. Circle Up! The more you plug in, the more fun you have.