“The quest for food security can be the common thread that links the different challenges we face and helps build a sustainable future.” ~José Graziano da Silva, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General
“Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.” La Via Campesina
“Food Sovereignty is the right every human has of choosing, buying, exchanging and consuming, growing, harvesting, preserving and making healthy, ethical and regenerative food for themselves and their loved ones”. ~ Silvia Di Blasio
The Food Sovereignty Workshops Series includes 14 core workshops and some optional ones. The workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Taking as a series is recommended for people serious on improving the self-reliance and resilience of their households and communities.
Workshop 1, Food Sovereignty essentials:
Workshop 2, Food & kitchen skills for households in a budget:
Workshop 3, Growing food in small spaces and year-round
Workshop 4, making food from scratch: vinegars and kombuchas
Workshops 5, 6 and 7 making food from scratch: yogurts and cheeses
Workshop 8: making food from scratch: breads
Workshops 9 and 10: making food from scratch and preserving the harvest: ferments and kimchis
Workshop 11: preserving the harvest: pickling
Workshop 12: preserving the harvest: canning fruits and jams
Workshop 13: preserving the harvest: canning sauces and chutneys
Workshop 14: making a livelihood from food sovereignty
Supplies and materials needed:
Facilitator fee: $25/hour plus accommodation and meals
Total hours: 14 X 3 hours/each: 42 hours
Suggested length: 7 days at an average of 6 hours/day (intensive), or two sessions of 3.5 days each with a “break” in between of a week or a few days.
Total facilitator: $1050
Total cost of series: depending on supplies for food preparation and number of participants
Suggested fee per participant: $50/workshop or $600 for entire series
Silvia is a Food Skills master trainer, certified canning instructor, food sovereignty advocate, blogger and facilitator for the Surrey and White Rock Food Action Coalition. Silvia teaches permaculture, resilience, food sovereignty, fermenting and pickling, canning, growing microgreens and making most foods from scratch at various locations. She combines her passion for food sovereignty and community resilience with her career as social entrepreneur coach and facilitator, ecotherapist and Reiki master. Silvia is also a Work that Reconnects facilitator, a Global Ecovillage Network ambassador, EDE facilitator candidate and a long-term supporter of O.U.R. Ecovillage.
Visit her website at: https://mainstreampermaculture.com/