Cooking and eating together are some of the most meaningful ways to connect with other people. When you add healthy nutrients of sustainable and ethical provenience in the mix, it’s all the more a feast.
Today we look at projects which have succeeded to bring together regional communities through food.
They have achieved that by producing organic vegetables for school canteens and subsequently teaching kids their way into a lifestyle that is both healthy and mindful of the environment; by inviting people to casually discuss serious topics while bonding over dinners inspired by different cultures; by creating traceable supply chains from farmers, food crafters, and retail stores to restaurants; or by creating Edible Cities – making public parks more useful by planting edible plants, encouraging citizens to grow food in public and private spaces (streets, courtyards, roofs, balconies, etc.), and turning vacant lots into community and allotment gardens.
Arcueil, Edible City
Growing edible plants in public parks and green spaces makes this town’s community, in front of the Gates of Paris, more enjoyable, sustainable, and connected.
An online platform creates traceable supply chains from farmers, food crafters, and retail stores to restaurants.
Cooking and Chatting in Bielefeld
This initiative is about sharing a public meal as part of a quarterly event, where citizens and politicians come together to cook, eat, and discuss.
Good Food Strategy: towards a sustainable food system
A sustainable food system in the Brussels Capital Region encourages the growing of local foods and promotes the reduction of food waste by involving a variety of stakeholders.
Frome Community Fridge
One community fridge saves 90,000 food items per year from being wasted whilst providing a unique opportunity for social connections to form.
Municipal Farm for Mouans Sartoux’s School Canteens
The initiative supplies school children with organic food and educates them about organic farming, changing the lifestyle of many families in the region.
In our Showroom we present exemplary political projects which successfully address today’s challenges. Each month, we offer you a carefully curated selection of best practices which impact global settings through local change-making.
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