Decolonizing our relationships with plants. Online conversation 8 April 2021.
This conversation brought together three experts to discuss traditional/indigenous food gathering, cultivation, preparation and sharing practices; traditional and indigenous concepts of the relationship between food, land and health; as well as some practical examples of what decolonising our relationship with plants might look like. The event was organised by the We Will All Eat Collective and supported by the Goethe-Institut’s Sustainable Together programme.
Workshop on how to prepare and use indigenous foods. 6 March 2021.
How do you prepare indigenous foods, if you decide to grow them? What are the nutritional and other benefits of eating a diverse diet rich in traditional and indigenous foods? Siphiwe Sithole, of African Marmalade, led a workshop on the uses of indigenous foods in Ivory Park, Johannesburg.
Workshop on how to cultivate indigenous foods. 28 February 2021.
Why are indigenous foods important? What are the benefits of cultivating them in urban gardens? Permaculture expert John Nzira, of Ukuvuna, led a workshop on cultivating traditional and indigenous foods in Ivory Park, Johannesburg.
Indigenous foods and urban social movements. 23 November 2019.
What are the connections between indigenous foods and urban social movements? How can the values and wisdom underpinning indigenous foods help to support urban social movements? How can urban social movements incorporate food justice questions into their struggles? Gogo Qho Mthethwa and Siphiwe Sithole addressed a gathering of activists on these topics.