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Program for Food Autonomy Festival #5

We are looking back to two wonderful Food Autonomy Festival #5 weekends, with lots of great conversations, moments of shared laughter and joy, learning about building alternative food systems and taking down the destructive ones Thanks to all the people who helped us in the weeks leading up to, during and after the FAF. Thanks to all those who contributed with a workshop, talk, care or otherwise, those who cooked and performed. This would not have been possible without all your energy & enthusiasm! 

Reviews of the three cities form the FAF #5:
Amsterdam – Replanting the Lutkemeer polder
Utrecht – Days full of highlights
Wageningen – Blossoms around the city

The program: FAF#5

For Utrecht and Wageningen you will need to register beforehand and spots are limited, so make sure to sign up in time:) We are very happy to be able to make this happen and want to keep it Covid-19 safe. Please find more info on this here and also remember checking out all the sessions you can follow online.

Opening Sessions on Friday 4th June

On Friday 4th we will kick off the FAF with a an Joint Online Opening Session for all cities followed by an Interactive session on ‘what is food’ (online) guided by Mama D (find more information on the Amsterdam program page). After that we will watch “Agroecology: Voices From Social Movements” a inspiring 20 minutes movie with short discussion afterwards (online). 

This Year’s Themes are:

Decolonizing food systems 
This year we will focus on decolonization of oppressive food systems, by talking about practices like land-grabbing, monocultures, GMOs, commodification of food, industrial agriculture, animal farming and modern slavery as well as the revolutions and resistance that has been led by the Native, indigenous people, people of color, and women, to regenerate our relationship with food and ecosystems. 

Regenerative agriculture through practices
We will get our hands dirty in the practical workshops to learn about regenerative agriculture and educate ourselves about urban-rural farming connections, soil regeneration, agricultural justice, and any other farming practices aiming for dismantling the industrial agricultural system. 

Roots and fruits of resistance
We will also have a look in the ways of raising voices and taking actions that have been used in the past and we will dream about what would be possible in the future to resist, build and care for our communities.

The Lutkemeerpolder is a beautiful location, and some of the festival will be set up where it is accessibile for those who have difficulty with, or cannot, walk. However, there will not be a wheelchair accessible toilet. Additionally, around 2/3rds of the workshops will be held on uneven, muddy surfaces, or else it will be neccessary to cross a bridge where walking down very 3-5 steep narrow steps is required. If you have questions about the possibilities please contact info(@)aseed.net before Friday the 4th

Most of the workshops will be held in English, and there may be a possiblity to arrange whisper translations at the beginning of these events. Some events will be in Portugese and there will be a translator helping with moderation. 

There will not be sign language interpretors during the event.

ASEED would like to create a safe and accessible space at our events and if you have resources for improving what we are able to offer in this regard please contact us to help us improve for future events.