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Magical times with our first Community Drum Circle

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We've added a Drum Circle to our bi-weekly community meals with  MOR (Meals Outreach and Resoucres).   We had so much fun at the first one, we've decided to keep the good times rolling! Not only can you get a free hot delicious and nutritious meal, you can also have fun, make some noise, and connect with your neighbors on a whole new level.  If you don't have your own drum, don't let that stop you,  we do have some drums, shakers, buckets and tambourines available.  Every other Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. We know that can be confusing, so to find out when we will be there or to sign up to help provide the community meal visit MOR .   
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  School is  back in session and Chez Fab is delighted to team up with FOCUS FOODS and M.O.R. (Meals Outreach and Resources) at our WONDERGROUND location,  to host a festive Back to School Bash featuring DJ Dana Buckley, and Live music from Boonie B, Backpack and school supply giveaways, and as always delicious hot meals! 

Chez Fab Starts new "LEAD" program to support local entrepreneurs

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 Chez Fab is delighted to annouce we have created a new program to support local Entrepreneurs.  Its called LEAD. Louisiana Entrepreneurs Assistance and Development . True to the name, our aim is to offer support, guidance and resources to local entrepreneurs.  The first start up we will be working with is Changeling LLC . A local Urban Farmer with a mission to make healthy farm to table foods easy and accessable. Take a look at some of the items shes growing. To support this program donate here. This is Courtney The face behind Changling LLC

Bathroom Build in progress at Wonderground

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 Its been a long journey, and its been wonderful to see the support and progress in becoming Baton Rouge's premiere Off Grid Art and Community Space. A huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of the process.  (Pictured below Otis "Dude" Forbes, Cindy Wonderful, Will Smeltzer, Ellen Ogden, Erin Elliat, Ari Jewell)  And for those who are new to this transformation. Here is what it looked like in the begining. 

Local Community Activist Matt Thomas helps Chez Fab remove over 200 dumped tires!

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 For those of you have been following the progress of our Wonderground location, you may have heard that in the early stages of Covid, while everyone was supposed to be on lockdown, someone  used that opportunity to unlawfully dump over 300 tires in our driveway.  Since then we have been trying to repurpose them, the give them away, to lawfully dispose them as time, and budget allows. (You can only take 5 a day to the processing plant, only when they are open. Being that we are grass roots, volunteer run, most of us have day jobs the same hours they are open. Organizing a one time pick up would've been over $1000 dollars. ). While we did manage to reduce the pile to just over 200 tires.  It has been a long, slow process. I have contacted numerous folks in the BRPD, DEQ, Matt Watson, and more. Wonderground had even been featured on WAFB about those tires, still no avail, so when my church friend Lura Allen told me that she knew someone who could help, I have to admit I was skeptical

Chez Fab Raises Money for Mobile Home Fire Victims

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A big thank you to every one who donated to our fundraiser for the victims of the Grosse Tete Mobile Home Fire that left one six year old dead,  and the rest of the family devastated as they watched all of their worldly possesions go up in flames with an unstoppable force.  We deliverd the funds today. While our fundraiser is over can still donate to thier gofundme here.   While money is helpful, it can never replace a loved one. Please keep this family in their prayers and hearts.  Rest in Peace Sweet Elijah.                                                          To learn more about the story visit here.  

Chez Fab receives support from THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION

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  The Home Depot Foundation has climbed on board to generously support our efforts in building the bathroom in our Wonderground Eco Friendly Art and Community Space.  We look forward to posting the build as we progress. THANK YOU HOME DEPOT!

Chez Fab the recipient of THE POLLINATION PROJECT changemaker grant!

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  Chez Fab is supper excited to announce we were awarded a "daily" grant from The Pollination Project.  If you havn't heard of The Pollination Project yet, they are an amazing non profit whos mission is " Uplifting selfless grassroots volunteerism for a kinder, more compassionate world". They grant $1000 every day to changemakers around the world.  We are honored to be one of them.  You can find more about them here.  
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There IS always MOR you can do for your community. Want to participating in feeding your community?  Donate or Serve.  Join our facebook group here.    
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Making progress at the Swampfly community garden at Chez Fab's Wonderground Campus.  Great turn out for the volunteer event on Sat March 6th. We now have beds installed and seeds planted! Follow the journey here on at instgram.com/wonderground.br  

One Minute Visuals of Chez Fab in Action

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 If you want to understand more about Chez Fab, please take a minute to see some of the activities we are involved in.  Want to join us? Make Contact . 

Progress at Wonderground. Turning Waste into Fuel with the Homebiogas Composter

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Phase One of the Homebiogas Composter install. We have more to go and we will  keep you posted with the process.  Our garden beds anre coming along well too. Follow the process of Swampfly here. To see what Homebiogas can do check out this video.   
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The Giving Continues with M.O.R .  ( Meals, Outreach, and Resources) Every other Sunday at Chez Fab's  800 N.19th St Location. 12-2 Contact MOR if you would like to get involved!  Photos from 1.24.21