Community Table Accord

Building pathways to an ecological food future.

 

Cultivating healthy food, people, and planet begins at our dinner table.

Community Table Accord is our commitment to break bread with intention, and rejuvenate our local communities by supporting those who grow, source, and cook sustainably.

Eat / For Chefs

Community Table Dinner Series

Take a look into our intimate dinner series that explores the connections between the farm, kitchen, and plate.

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System
Eat / For Chefs

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System

By living and eating in accordance to these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

The Community Table Accord is a platform to promote sustainability throughout all aspects of sourcing, preparing, and eating food.

At The Ecology Center, we believe that everyday, simple solutions create big change in our communities. Together, we are building a healthy, vibrant future designed around the understanding that we are a part of nature.

The Community Table Accord is an effort to mainstream sustainability in the global farm-to-table community. Shaped, practiced, and shared by our founding chefs, the Community Table Accord advances the conversation at the dinner table. By living and eating in accordance to these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System
 
  • EAT FRESH + SEASONAL

    Choose local produce that’s in season.

  • BUY LOCAL

    Support a dynamic local economy.

  • CHOOSE ORGANIC

    Remove contaminants and toxins from our food supply.

  • RESPECT ANIMALS

    Only eat animals raised with intention and respect.

  • GROW YOUR OWN

    Participate in the act of growing food.

  • CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

    Cultivate and consume a diverse variety of foods.

  • PROMOTE POLYCULTURES

    Make farms regenerative ecosystems.

  • NOURISH ALL CHILDREN

    Give children everywhere access to delicious, healthy food.

  • EDUCATE FOR CHANGE

    Empower positive change through personal and collective activism.

  • CELEBRATE THE HARVEST

    Take time to celebrate, recognize, and inspire your community.

 

The sustainable food movement is driven by every one of us. Pull up a seat at the table. Join us as we continue building vibrant, healthy communities.

Eat / For Chefs

Source with Intention

Simple principles of sourcing fresh, local, and organic ingredients.

greenfeast-june2016-annewatsonphoto-171
Eat / For Chefs

Meet the Community Table Accord Founding Chefs!

Learn more about the culinary leaders pushing sustainable food in their restaurants and in their communities.

Read More

Eat / For Chefs

Join our chef community!

Sign on to the Community Table Accord. Email us with your restaurant or business name to connect with our team.

Email Us

Eat / For Chefs

Green Feast 2016

Green Feast is the ultimate expression of our mission to create a sustainable food system.

DIY / Eat

How to Host a Farm to Table Meal

Set the table outdoors and break bread with your local community’s seasonal harvest.

Read More
 

Pantry Essentials

A few of our favorite things to keep handy in the kitchen.

Eat / For Chefs

Meet Green Feast 2016 Chefs

Green Feast is prepared by the region's best chefs. Meet the culinary team that came together to create 2016's incredible menu.

Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard Project
Grow / Partner

Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard Project

This year, we were honored to collaborate with leaders of the edible education movement to create a dynamic, lasting partnership.

This year, we were honored to collaborate with leaders of the edible education movement to create a dynamic, lasting partnership.

On June 18, 2016, we welcomed a hero of the sustainable food movement, Alice Waters, as a partner and keynote speaker at Green Feast. Her participation in our annual fundraising farm-to-table event signaled the beginning of a partnership with the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, an inspiration for our own Grow Your Own! program.

Alice Waters joined us for an intimate reception before the dinner, meeting with event sponsors and sitting down for a casual Q&A with founder Evan Marks on her legacy at Chez Panisse, as well as the future of sustainable food. To watch the full interview, click here.

Waters’ dedication to delicious, local food led her to take an active interest in Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, which she passed every day on her way to Chez Panisse. What started as a school garden has grown to a global movement, supported by her non-profit organization the Edible Schoolyard Project.

The Ecology Center’s school garden program, Grow Your Own!, was conceived as a part of this larger idea that edible education could transform communities for the better. Green Feast became the perfect event to unite the programs, and raise support and visibility for both.

Moving forward, the Edible Schoolyard Project has become an inspiring member of the Grow Your Own! Community as both organizations continue to work towards access, education, and a garden in every school.

Join the community.

Stay connected with our e-newsletter.