I could not agree more with Christa Monkhouse on Monday that nourishment and eating are about more that putting food into our body – eating is at its best when grown, prepared and shared with others we know and care for. This is the central idea of convivium promoted in the Greenhouse and Eden Alternatives, as well as around Slow Foods tables around the world.
For a nation so out of touch with where our food comes from, the first logical step is community and school gardens that puts growing food, back into the hands of many, locally.
The next step of the revolution, I believe, is to use these local school gardens or community centers as a gathering place to prepare and share intergenerational meals. We are trying this in Denver – and I would love to hear from readers about other intergenerational meal sites!