Many people would like to change their eating habits but don't quite know how to go about it. Many individuals have a lot of good ideas, but they are not shared effectively.
Freiland is an initiative that was set up by people in the cultural and civic sector. Our values include working towards a healthy society, the common welfare of everyone and respectful interaction with human beings and nature. We encourage participation in a more active civil movement. We get involved in the cultural aspects of our everyday life and, in the process, try to loosen some of the ties that restrict us.
To translate these values into reality, Freiland offers ideas and projects by the people for the people:
We organise projects, events and campaigns that attract a lot of publicity. They include films, articles and an internet platform. We use them to spread knowledge about creative new solutions and feasibility and to help raise awareness among the general public.
A collaborative venture between a farmer and a group of consumers.
Sylvia Schirmer is a team leader with skills acquired over 25 years in the feature film industry. She has worked as assistant director on numerous films, including 10 as permanent assistant to Rolf von Sydow, and worked for many years with Joseph Vilsmayer. She was also assistant director on the cinema film Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar, 2007.
Freiland was set up by Sylvia Schirmer, a Munich-based film director. Her team consists of socially committed people in the cultural sector, artists, filmmakers, Internet specialists and journalists.
We will be supporting the growing year in 2010 with a range of cultural activities, including seasonal activities, films and articles that we will produce throughout the year.
In the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ottawa Charter of 1986 we read: "Health is created by caring for oneself and others, by being able to take decisions and have control over one's life circumstances, and by ensuring that the society one lives in creates conditions that allow the attainment of health by all its members."
There are similar movements all over the world, with people becoming increasingly proactive. Even in the cities, growing your own is enjoying a boom and awareness of the importance of local food is on the increase.
Local eating for global changes.
From 15 to 24 January our Freiland Pantry, just right for this cold time of year, will be at the special display hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, whose slogan this year translates as :
"Seeds of the future : innovation and diversity enhance the quality of life"
and at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Berlin 2010
Storing vegetables in the ground or in root cellars.
Wir sammeln ab sofort gemeinsam mit anderen Münchner Organisationen Unterschriften für den Erhalt der Grünflächen
Mahlzeit - Unsere tägliche Kolumne zur Mittagspause in Deutschland. Übers Leben und die Mittel dazu, die (s)Kultur: aufschlussreich, besinnlich, mit einer ordentlichen Portion Humor.