Building Healthy Food Systems
What you'll learn
- How the environment, agriculture, nutrition, and freedom interact to achieve healthy food systems and sustainable development.
- Two levers you can use to drive your food system towards better health.
- Identify the areas of your personal food system that are most in need of development or repair.
- Develop a food system restoration plan you can implement to build a sustainable, self-regenerating system.
- No prior experience needed.
- Interest in better access to healthy, nutritious food.
- Interest in sustainable, independent living.
A life of abundance and sustainable living need not be contradictory terms.
When you build abundance from the ground up, when you build your food system first, you leap from sustainable to regenerative living. And the beauty of a regenerative system is that it gives back more than it receives.
The food on your table can do a lot more than taste good, smell good, and restore your energy. Food has powerful effects. We need food over and over again. This makes food is a powerful driver of our entire economy.
Good food can restore bad health. Bad food can damage our physical and mental health so badly that we lose our ability to work or to care for our families. And anyone paying for healthcare knows that sickness is expensive.
Globally, food is often at the center of civil unrest. The way we produce our food can either destroy or restore our environment.
This course is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of how our choices about food and where we get it from can address big problems, ranging from our personal health and prosperity to global issues of food security, economics, climate change, even immigration.
In this class, you will explore interactions between the four cornerstones (environmental, agriculture, nutrition, and freedom) that form the foundation for sustainable, prosperous living.
Learn how two levers we all have within our reach can be used to drive large or small food systems to more sustainable or regenerative states. Build a plan for using these levers to make your own personal food system more sustainable. Then connect with others who share your interest in healthy food systems through our online forum, which you will be invited to when you complete the course.
Who this course is for:
- People who want more naturally grown, pesticide free whole foods.
- People who want a deeper understanding of how the environment influences our food, our economy, and our health.
- People who what to live sustainably in a clean environment.
- Leaders and developers interested in creating healthy and prosperous communities.
- Community gardeners, extension agents, permaculture enthusiasts, agritourism and classroom educators who want new insights into power of functional local food systems..
Dr. Mary Lucero spent more than thirty years as a research professional examining plant and microbial interactions in complex ecosystems.
From this work, she has concluded that microbial communities determine the health of all living systems. They also provide a framwork for restoring soil health, crop nutrition, food security, and general health and wellness.
Today she enjoys sharing information that helps people utilize microbial communities to:
-restore nutrition to crops and soils
-build food security
-improve human health
-clean toxic environments
-build sustainable and prosperous communities