Food Citizen is a space to learn with experienced practitioners and one another as we deepen understanding and grow our capacities for creating new paths into regenerative ways of living.

 

Food Citizen brings experienced practitioners to the table. We draw upon the passion, knowledge, original ideas, and experience of practitioners which they have garnered from their years of walking a life path that is aligned with their values, to help others take steps in practicing living a values-based life that is healthy and regenerative for Earth, people, and the self.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

Carl Rogers

Team of Co-creators

 

We come from different backgrounds and are at different life stages. What unites us is a desire for a deeper appreciation of food & sustainability matters, and a commitment to practice what we value in our daily life. 

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Fair exchange while making an impact in the areas we care about

We curate services that bring local knowledge, experience, stories to more people while ensuring fair value exchange in all that we do.

Revenue is re-invested in curating ground-up knowledge that can be brought in various forms to schools, organisations, and communities. We also set aside funds to support community-based initiatives led by the ecosystem.

We aim to bring the same services to individuals who need a helping hand in life so that they too can be welcomed into our Guides community. 

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Back story

 

Food Citizen is part of a larger ecosystem where individuals, groups, and businesses come together with a shared vision of an inclusive and regenerative food system for all.

 

Food Citizen was registered in 2019 when the Government, schools, and individuals requested curated programs to learn from the ecosystem's network and experience.

Cuifen (Director of Food Citizen) is a founding member of the ecosystem. After years of uncovering stories and connecting with people across the local food landscape, she started giving talks that shed light on how people are growing knowledge and making an impact through intentional actions.

As she gained momentum and courage, Cuifen started giving talks on other related topics. This included sustainable food options, what food waste looks like, the possibilities of composting as communities, and even mental well-being.

Organisations and individuals wrote in. Some wanted regular workshops at their workplace. Others wanted programs for their students.

Coincidentally, individuals in the ecosystem started to come together to discuss how to bring together individual local knowledge so that collectively, the knowledge can transform the lives of more people.

After a year of receiving informal guidance, a school invited the ecosystem to design a program for the students. The proposal was accepted and the school needed to award the work to a company. Buoyed by the school's request, Cuifen took a leap of faith and registered Food Citizen as the first registered entity of the ecosystem.​