Grundtvig Course: Maintaining our health through sustainable food systems

The workshop is addressed to people from Italy, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany, who are interested in reflecting their habits of eating. We will start an exchange about the theoretical background of food production as well as our own role in maintaining it and possible alternatives.
We would like to initiate intercultural and cross-generational learning and hope to invite a group that is as diverse as possible regarding their social and cultural backgrounds, their ages and their living and eating  habits.The foundation of the workshop is to learn about diet and nutrition and their effects on both the health of the consumers and producers. Theoretical and practical learning will come together throughout the course. To introduce one another the workshop will begin with a cooking activity. Everybody will create a specialty from their home country and share about their cultural cooking and eating habits. After this we will focus on a theoretical exploration of food related social topics (i.e. food scandals, additives, Genetic Engineering, factors of production within the EU, basic principles of organic farming). Equipped with this knowledge we will start an exchange with “experts“ from Berlin and the surrounding countryside. The program includes a visit to an organic farm and a Community Supported Agriculture project as well as a meeting with the NGO “foodwatch“ and a field trip with a medicinal herb specialist. You will also learn practical skills in the community garden that belongs to the KuBiZ-center and is used for organic cultivation of fruits, vegetables and herbs. The culinary recipes (like all other outcomes from the workshop) will be recorded on a CD and continue to inspire you back home. Additionally there will be sufficient space during the week for the exchange of individual experience and knowledge about food.

Date of the Workshop: 21/04/2012 – 29/04/2012
Workshop Organiser: solar e.V.
Contact details: Bernkasteler Str. 78 13088 Berlin DE-GERMANY
Tel.: 0049 (0) 30 96201345 // Fax: 0049 (0) 30 9251295
E-mail: solar@kubiz-wallenberg.de // http://www.kubiz-wallenberg.de

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