Our future is bright!
When I got the opportunity to help design and facilitate environmental education lessons around various food topics with students around the Western Cape-I was amazed by what these fresh young minds are thinking. Two different workshops hosted by the City of Cape Town’s Youth Environmental Programme YES and Leaders of the Future Oranjezicht City Farm youth workshop, students engaged in critical thinking discussions around food, energy, water through various systems thinking activities.
It was outstanding to witness discussions on global environmental topics and examining solutions to apply locally and personally. I was especially inspired by the creativity they expressed through their vegetarian lunch challenges – definitely a generation to watch out for – move over MasterChef!
My involvement with youth education programs around food topics has encouraged me to brainstorm and develop more food education and cross-cultural experiences. Stay tuned for more insight on home cooking cultural exchanges in various South African homes with students from abroad.
Culinary Linguistics – Mind-Fuel Learning – Exploring the way food is used as a social tool.