In 2014 a Diggers Dinner took place at as a part of a program entitled THE COMMONS at a public university in Hawai’i. It was preceded by 9 days of demonstrations + performances centered around self-sufficiency. Examples included how to sharpen knives, clean fish, make chopsticks, simultaneous demonstrations on making kimchee and sauerkraut… The Diggers Dinner was culminating event that was open to all. All leftovers were freely distributed the next day. (see video)
DIGGERS DINNERS are exercises in radical sharing – of food and of knowledge. They can take place in small settings among friends or in public and open to all. The events are basically a potluck but with one ‘rule’ – each participant’s contribution must be primarily made from ingredients that they have either grown, hunted, fished, foraged, gleaned, bartered, found, gifted, or stolen. At the start of each dinner every participant is invited to explain the story of her/his/its ingredients.
… grown, hunted, fished, foraged, gleaned, bartered, found, gifted, begged for or stolen …