FOOD FOR FUTURES
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
WHERE DOES MY FOOD COME FROM?
By popular demand, this new course based in Chiang Mai, Thailand has been developed to seek answers to the questions revolving around the origins of our food and what it means to eat well. Skillseed takes participants on a culinary journey to the land of the old Lanna Kingdom to learn about Thai herbs, spices, and healthy living with the hope that participants will understand the role of food in today's world and its impact on community health.
This course runs in MARCH, APRIL, MAY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER and DECEMBER.
Food for Futures is designed to challenge participants to appreciate the complex role of food in the life of a community. They will get to analyse and appreciate culinary culture as an asset for holistic and sustainable community development to alleviate structural and cyclical poverty through community health and social enterprise.
How does a community live off the land sustainably? Leveraging on concepts of farm-to-table, organic farming and urban farming, participants are challenged to become responsible consumers in an increasingly food-scarce world. As part of the Skillseed Challenge, participants may also expect to document culinary traditions, dishes and the wonderful stories behind them in photographs, collages, and eventually produce a beautiful handbook.
INFORMATION ON COURSE FEES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNER SCHOOLS.
Fees typically include the following:
- Accommodation & meals (we pick socially/ environmentally responsible choices!)
- Transport (including flights and airport transfers)
- Entrance fees for attractions
- Course materials
- Insurance cover
- Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
- Contribution to beneficiaries
Your investment in our courses also enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering the local community through employment or job creation. It also goes towards course development (we do intensive consultations with key organisations and conduct project site visits!) and provides opportunities for course alumni to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CULINARY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH.
Participants should be at least 15 years of age, healthy, and able to speak and converse fluently in English.
They cannot have any peanut or seafood (especially fish sauce) allergies or strict vegan diet requirements.
They should not require any prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration.
THOUGHTS ON THE ORIGINS OF FOOD
In a reflective entry, our Skillseed staff member and facilitator writes about her experience in Chiang Mai and the lessons she gleaned about food and community health. Read about it here on the Skillseed blog!