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Open online discussion about applying food forests for regenerative food resilience in the world

On september 22 at 15.00 CET we will open the FRE2SH global zoom again (register for free participation) together with our educational partner OSFD and various experts. This third learning theme in the series of ten on regenerative food resilience is about Food Forests. Participation is free of charge.

Our speakers come from Colombia, Rio de Janeiro and Poland. Each have a passion for our relationship with nature for our food supply.

Lucas Posada (Colombia) is active in the field of intuitive cooking. He tries the broaden the meaning of food and our awareness that we as human being are an expression of our natural environment. Fernanda Tubenchlak (Brasil) has a more academic contribution. She did a masters in forest landscape restauration and the role of agroforestry in those processes. Andrew Kandziora and Agnieszka (Aga) Guziewicz represent their Chata Mirdada Health and Recovery resort in Poland where they work together with nature for integral human wellness.

We are excited to connect so many initiatives in our global FRE2SH network. Together we create a new reality around food resilience and restoration of both our health and our natural environment. We wish to eliminate hunger, poverty and inequality by defining food as a shared responsibility instead of an industrialized commodity.

We are equally excited to be able to help so many new people ahead with our low cost OSFD learning environment and collection of experts, to make this reality grow into a new mainstream of Health Valleys accross the world.

Sustainable city and business development, inspired by a tree

Living nature has been taking care of the regenerative sustainability of life for over 4 billion years. It is a source of unlimited inspiration on how to deal with our resources, entrepreneurship and sustainable regional development. In our worldwide online discussion on August 25th 2022, we take a tree as source of inspiration. The discussion is part of our online training course about regional self sufficiency and food resilience. This FRE2SH training consists of 10 modules that are being deployed one per month.

Dr. Francesca Zampollo, director of our Online School of Food Design, partner of FRE2SH

Our current cities are black holes of consumption, competing among each other for the limited resources that are needed for themselves and their populations. City management is often tunnelvisioned in the political financial model of dependencies. We take city councils on the path of local regenerative, non competitive resilience, by looking at the functioning of a tree.

For the 25th of August at 16:00 CET, we have invited three experts with totally different backgrounds. If you wish to join the online Safari please register here for free.

Food forests, a solution for exterme drought

It is disturbing to see that we need severe global climate crises to bring common sense to our food system. Today a Dutch paper headed: Food forest is the solution for the extreme drought. Amazing that for decades we have cut half the world´s tree population for single crop food, biofuel, animal food production. All for the sake of a political financial dominance, creating world dependence or deadly poverty where there was regional food resilience before. It is causing massive climate disturbance, water shortages alternating with servere and devastating floods, hunger in the world, destruction of natural habitats and food supplies for local people. And now suddenly “food forests are THE solution“! Shame on global greed.

One of the most active countries in restoring their tree population is China. Their approach has been as industrial as their economy. On the other hand it shows commitment and a huge amount of lessons to learn.

In our online OSFD discussion this month, about re-storing our food resilience, we dealt with our natural right to be self sufficient as communities. This is only possible if our habitats are not destroyed by the industrial capitalist monsters of single crop productivity. It will not be long before such practices will be fought in court and it is only a matter of time until they are criminalized. Again, it is absurde that we need to go to court to defend our right to live in harmony with our planet.

Our FRE2SH cooperative approach is to bring all stakeholders (citizens, farmers, government, science) to the table together. The mission is to restore our regional resilience by working together with the laws of nature for our food, water, health and safety. We leverage food to the level of shared responsibility instead of a commercial and speculative commodity.