The Big Eat-in
Elevine Lillebuen - 16 September 2011
There are so many great initiatives in this world, and to me one of them is The Soil Association. Promoting planet-friendly farming and through campaigns and their strict standards, certification and branding are guiding us as consumers to find our way in the jungle of products out there. They are an invaluable source for protecting sustainable food production in the future. All in all they are working to keep the soil on which we grow what we eat healthy, so that we can eat well now and also have fresh lovely food when my friends and I get old (sometime far far way in the future)!
September is Organic September, and it is about time to raise awareness about the positive sides,and not at least the importance of, organic produce. It is better for us, better for the animals, better for the environment, better for the future and better for, ... well, your own good feeling of making conscious choices. I mean, that should work, if you don't care much about the other reasons no?! There are so many reasons to love organic, and each one of them are an awfully good reason to get together and celebrate it!
So, I have decided to host an Organic Eat-In pot-luck dinner with some fabulously good friends this Friday, both for some fundraising to support the consistently good work by The Soil Association, but also to test ourselves and see what magic creations we can cook and bake and make out of all the delicious organic ingredients we can find around.
I am now getting exited about this little event here in my little place, planning what to make myself and... how to fit everyone in for this fresh feast. Oh, and not to forget; a total of £7 are collected so far! Now, it's Organic September my dear, what are you making and who will you share it with?!
Elevine Lillebuen is an art student living in East London. Originally from the Norwegian mountains she grew up in nature's surroundings with local produce close to hand. Her care for people, the environment and own health has later lead her to a vegetarian lifestyle and an interest in raw foods, which has again highlighted the importance for organic and locally sourced ingredients and sustainable farming.