C. Food Freedom

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FoodFreedomIPDCcourse/
Do you want to learn about how food affects not only your health, but also that of the environment and society? 

Have you ever wondered how food shapes our culture?

In this course we explore important topic of food in a very integral way, questioning some long-held 'holy cows' of the alternative movements, & in every 'quadrant': from the individual internal, to the collective external aspects.

Programme

Topics are linked to the threads in the facebook group which you will be able to see after enrolling on the course.

(12 +12+21 mins)
Food freedom really means food freedom for all species, especially if you are a permaculturist.    Here we explore how our culture is profoundly at odds with this idea: this first class offers an introduction and warns about why this course could seriously improve our health. 
Starting with a brief intruduction to the integral model and overview of the whole course, we immediately pose some big questions like what does history and our mythologies tell us about our beliefs about our place in the system, who has a right to eat who, and why?


(18 + 16 mins)
When we think about food freedom (or indeed, permaculture), we tend to think about growing vegetables, and in this class we explore how profoundly distracting & misleading this can be.
We explore how our dietary history is interrelated with deforestation and how regenerating degraded grasslands could multifunction with producing much healthier foods for humans as well as improving soil fertility, restoring biodiversity, improving water cycles & trapping CO2 & methane in the soil.


(41+ 43+ 39+ 22 mins)
The sicknesses of civilization, such as diabetes, depression, obesity, mental illnesses, and many others, don't exist, or are very rare in indigenous cultures.  Nowadays there is much confusion about what is healthy, and it's pretty clear that sickness is big business.  How did this happen?  What is the solution?
Very few people realize that each generation of civilized humans is weaker, more deformed and more prone to sickness than the last.  In this class we explore why that is, and also how this is related to other patterns of oppression. 


(34+ 32+ 36+ 32 & 18 mins)
In the Patrix (from Patriarchy), food industry is a very good business. Since we are born, we're plugged to this patrix of industrial food, and we become addicted.  Yet euphoria is our natural state when we are healthy: our brains naturally segregate hormones and neurotransmitters that make us feel good. The drugs we are addicted to (most notably sugar, in its many forms) keep us sleeping, numb, in order to not feel pain, but they also numb our ability to feel happiness and our intelligence.   
In this class we propose a series of steps towards freedom from this complex web of systemic problems.


(27+ 33+ 22+ 27+ 25+ 26+ 32 & 25 mins)
To free our plates and our economies from multinationals we have to, in the first place, understand which mental model of the economy we are using, and then make the changes necessary by asking the right questions.   Here we start with exploring why an example of the answer to a wrong question is "to live without money".
We explore the work of several integral pioneering women of eco-economics & how common mis-conceptions about food & health are - surprizingly - at the core of how the system stays in place.
We touch on how oppression is a main defense system of the destructo-culture, look into the imaginal cells mythology & to some wonderful examples of communities which have managed to control their economies through resistance & solidarity.


We compiled these presentations into a comprehensive course, in which we invite you not only to
a) listen to the talks &
b) explore the related materials,
c) but also to enter into dialogue with us about these important topics 

- since it is through dialogue that we really start to question our beliefs in a deeper way, & we can help each other to advance in our ideas & understanding: so that we all learn more.






To Enroll

To enroll on this course, follow instructions on the Welcome page

The price for this course is 15€-45€
 
sliding scale - pay what you can afford. See more information about financial support

After recieving your details we will add you to the Facebook group, where you will be able to see the contents + dialogue of each of the classes linked here.




Testimonials

"This was a really fascinating course, offering a breadth and depth that I hadn’t anticipated, looking at not only what are optimal diets for our health but an honest look at addictions and how we are controlled by multinationals and what we can do about it." - Chris -


"Another great section!"
- Abena -

"Hey it was quite extensive mini lesson! Amazing knowledge :)". - Zuzanna -

"I've learned a lot from doing this course, and the depth and breadth was more than I expected."
- Chris -