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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.

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System
Alice Waters signs the Community Table Accord principles as the founding members of the Accord look on. Green Feast 2016. Anne Watson, Photography.

The Community Table Accord is a network of knowledge to support all of us as we play our part in shaping our local food culture. In support of our mission, we look forward to continuing to bring you delicious dinners, hands-on cooking classes, inspiring profiles of local leaders, at home cooking how-to’s, professional chef resources, recipes, and more.

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.