Highlights from the Food Connect Workshop held in Jolivet, KZN.
Food Connect Campaign forms part of the growing, global movement for food freedom. All caring, creative and passionate people can contribute towards fixing our broken food system. The aim of the campaign is to reconnect people with the food production cycle, from seed to plate.
Food Connect Workshop Programme – 21 April 2018 – Jolivet, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
10h00 – 10h10 Welcome/Intro partner organisations
10h10 – 10h40 Gogo and Youth Storytelling
10h40 – 11h30 Seed Play workshop
11h30 – 11h45 Tea Break
11h45 – 11h50 Intro Terra Viva Collective (signing of the Terra Viva – A people’s pact to protect the planet and each other)
11h50 – 11h55 Intro Slow Food Communities (signing of the Slow Food Manifesto)
11h55 – 12h30 Food Gardening demo – Intro Regenerative Agriculture & Permaculture
12:30 – 1pm Light ‘Slow Food’ Lunch
Sharing knowledge, permaculture solutions, agroecological farming methods; sustainability, seed saving & storing and we encourage the growing and eating of clean wholesome food. Forming a ‘Terra Viva Collective’ linking it with the signing of the Terra Viva – A people’s pact to protect the planet and each other and using/adapting the Terra Viva Manifesto as a workable framework for future community programmes and projects. Also working towards a People’s Assembly. * People’s Assembly primary aim that be laying out a collective vision through participatory planning at the local level towards a future we all want, that is GMO free, poison free, fossil fuels free, patent free, “free trade“- free, and free of corporate control. Assembly for the environment for humanity!
Delwyn Pillay (Food Connect), Crosby Luhlongwane (Terra Viva Marianhill), and Grace Vaughan (Health Outreach Volunteer).
Photo Credits: Grace Vaughan