The Ecology Center recently released Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future (Powerhouse Books, 2018), which shares stories and recipes from chefs and farmers committed to their 10 principles of a regenerative food system.
The Ecology Center in Encinitas and San Juan Capistrano, is a non-profit organization that aims to promote creative solutions for thriving on planet earth. They believe everyone should have access to the tools, knowledge, and skills that promote healthy communities in the 21st century, so they design spaces that inspire interaction with the ecosystem and aim to transform human relationship with each other.
Evan Marks, the founder of The Ecology Center, has a background in permaculture and agroecology, and has worked extensively in California and Hawaii and internationally in Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria, to bring sustainable living practices to communities all over the world.
He outlined the Community Table Accord to promote sustainability throughout all aspects of sourcing, preparing, and eating food. It is an effort to mainstream sustainability in the global farm-to-table community through ten simple principles to live by for a regenerative food system.
EAT FRESH + SEASONAL
Choose local produce that’s in season
Support a dynamic local economy.
Remove contaminants and toxins from our food supply.
Only eat animals raised with intention and respect.
GROW YOUR OWN
Participate in the act of growing food.
Cultivate and consume a diverse variety of foods.
Make farms regenerative ecosystems.
NOURISH ALL CHILDREN
Give children everywhere access to delicious, healthy food.
EDUCATE FOR CHANGE
Empower positive change through personal and collective activism.
CELEBRATE THE HARVEST
Take time to celebrate, recognize, and inspire your community.
Learn more about The Ecology Center at theecologycenter.org.
Order a copy of Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future on Amazon.