|Re: Food Values||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 19:37:30 -0800 (PST)|
As you know Rob, we're a bit of an unusual cohousing community. And full participation is not an expectation, but our history. On 3/4/06, Rob Sandelin <floriferous [at] msn.com> wrote: > > It's a bit unusual to expect every person in a cohousing community to > participate in a community meals system, in fact, as far as I know, its > unheard of. Perhaps you should rethink the expectation. > > > Rob Sandelin > Naturalist, Writer > The Environmental Science School > http://www.nonprofitpages.com/nica/SVE.htm > > ><((((º>`·..·`·..·`·...><((((º>...·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·` > ·..·`·...><((((º>·.. ><((((º> > > ·`·..·`·...·..·`><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>..·`·..·`·.. > .><((((º>·.. ·`·..·`·....·`·..·`·...><((((º> > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Craig Ragland [mailto:craigragland [at] gmail.com] > Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 2:04 PM > To: Cohousing-L > Subject: [C-L]_ Food Values > > This conversation on food labor is poignant for me as I prepare for > facilitating a sharing circle here at Songaia this evening on our values > around food. I'll be quoting from the thread, as well from Dave Wann's > book > Reinventing Community; Stories from the walkways of cohousing - many of > you > are contributors... thanks > > Some of the values we're addressing are: > > What food Songaia buys as it relates to: > - organic > - cost > - protein > - fair trade > - local > > How we buy/share food > - common meal food > - pantry food (available to all families for use in private homes) > - privately purchased food > > How we make the buying/sharing happen > - amounts of free labor > - types of labor > - hidden costs, e.g. gas (buyers currently pay for their own gas) > > Forms of participation > - Traditional: Common meals + pantry > - Pantry-only sharing (no common meals) > - Common meal-only sharing (no pantry) > As a check-in, I'll ask people to recall and share memories of a > particular > dish or food, sharing why its special for you. > > Part of what is triggering this attention at Songaia is a shift in > participation as a family recently decided to withdraw from the common > meals. This is the first time since move-in (2000), that anyone living at > Songaia has chosen not to participate. The couple's concerns are twofold; > (1) the level of noise/activity (mostly kid energy) in the common house > during our meals and the poor support for their diet preferences... they > prefer meat and potatoes, while our meals have emphasized poultry/fish, > rather beef/pork and also support vegetarians. Another recent development > is > that two families (both with kids) who do not live here now join us for > some > of our common meals. Like many cohousing communities we support a wide > variety of diet needs, but the idea of preparing red meat dishes on a > routine basis has not attractive. > > I would love to hear any insights out there on approaches toward dealing > with this disparity? We're meeting in 3 hours, but the circle is really > just > take another step in growing our relationships around sharing food and > growing community. > > Craig > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.1.2/274 - Release Date: 3/3/2006 > > > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 268.1.2/274 - Release Date: 3/3/2006 > > >
- Food Values Craig Ragland, March 4 2006
- Re: Food Values ken, March 5 2006
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