Customised & Collaborative Projects
In addition to our standard offerings, Food Citizen offers customised programs and collaborative projects with schools, universities, and communities. Here are some examples of our work.
Working with a school's co-curricular activity
to hone its identity & activities
This is a collaborative project with a high school co-curricular activity (CCA). The CCA has 4 key activities - gardening, cafe, recycling, and advocacy. Our guides take on a coaching role in each of these activities. The students learn permaculture principles and practices. They learn to gather food scraps and other organic material, and how to turn them into living compost. They reflect on food matters and practice advocating on issues they care about.
Ground-up & Teaching consultancy
Our Community and Teaching Consultancy provide timely support that can help teachers and lecturers think through ideas as they design new interdisciplinary classes for their students. We bring our own experiences to the table to guide the thinking process.
Our team brings experience that span environmental and social disciplines. This includes taking the time to connect the dots of the local food landscape, systems thinking, placemaking and regenerative gardening and composting.
With this wealth of knowledge, we are able to hold the space teachers need as they speak about what they would like to design for their students. With our ground-up experience, we suggest locations they can consider for visits and hands-on activities. We provide support with reviewing how environmental and social considerations are integrated into the lesson planning and support on-site visits so that venue hosts focus on what they love doing and do not have to feel obliged to teach.
Our most 'behind the computer' research project to date. The project team works closely with academics from the Institute of Geography of the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany, as well as academics from Singapore and Thailand, to do exploratory research into ground-up food-related initiatives that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic period, and perspectives for re-designing cities based on our shared experience. The research is a mix of online research, interviews, and an online survey. Results of the work are made available to academics who explore the topics to a greater depth.