“Food sovereignty is an affirmation of who we are as indigenous peoples and a way, one of the most surefooted ways, to restore our relationship with the world around us. “ ~Winona LaDuke
“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” ~Guy Fieri
I teach food skills to groups, individuals, communities…
My workshops include looking at the big picture, budgeting and meal planning, mindful consuming and eating, food waste avoidance strategies, food preservation through different techniques, food and meals making from scratch, etc.
Until now, my workshops have run once or twice every other month at UBC-Farm or at the Sources South Surrey Food Bank, with the occasional longer program under the Diabetes Canada Food Skills for Families as a master facilitator sub-contractor.
But starting 2018, I want to expand this and make it not only wider in spectrum, but accessible to more people and more places.
So I have some questions for my readership, and would love if you could share this post so other people can join in and provide feedback.
A lot of people in my social media feed and many whom I talk at work, school and community say that they are “against food corporations, GMO food, industrial farming of animals and crops, monocrops, clearing forest for growing monocrops” and so on…
However, what I also find, is that most people cannot afford whole and real food, in part because of $$$ but in part because this food seems to require more time and effort to be found and bought, prepared, preserved, etc.
Many also waste food because they don’t know how/don’t like meal planning or don’t like eating left overs, etc…
So my questions to you (and please, take your time to post honest answers and/or PM with your thoughts, I invite you to take this Food Sovereignty Survey and share your thoughts:Food Sovereignty Survey
Also, you are welcome to share any ideas or questions by contacting us through Contact Us or our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SurreyWhiteRockFoodActionCoalition/
Silvia is passionate about empowering people to become self-reliant both at the household and community levels. She teaches, blogs and coaches people on different topics related to food sovereignty: from organic gardening and Permaculture living to healthy food budgeting and prep., food preservation strategies, etc. Silvia holds many hats and also works as a certified career & life transformational coach, educator, First Aid certified trainer and disaster management team member. You can visit her projects and blogs at: http://mainstreampermaculture.com/ and https://silviadiblasio.wordpress.com/