Creating a vision together

In the kickoff meeting in Hungary we worked together to create a common vision on the four fields of the project:

1      collecting and growing

2      preparation of food

3      eating and sharing

4      communication and education

Elements where used from different cocreating techniques, like Dragon Dreaming and Worldcafé.

Step 1: brainstorming

We divided ourselves in four groups, based on the four themes of the project.

Every group started brainstorming on one of the four topics on a big sheet of paper. These papers are given around to the other groups to add keywords and comments. Every group added comments on all of the four sheets.

Step 2: harvesting

Everybody looked for the three most important keywords from each of the four sheets and wrote them on small papers. If necessery new words could be used. In the end we had eight times three keywords is 24 keywords per field.

Step 3: organising

The original groups took all the keywords in their field and looked for groups and patterns and overall keywords.

Step 3: forming sentences

From these keywords we formed sentences for the four fields.

These sentencess express our common vision on the topic and will be used to formulate our overall vision on the project Future of Food.

Results of Common Vision:

Field 1: Growing and collecting:



1. Growing and collecting is about establishing a healthy relationship between society and earth cq. nature by practising sustainable, resilient methods.

2. Growing and collecting is about co-creating a healthy soil, leading to healthy food, leading to healthy people.

3. model, easy to do!, based on diversity and resilience (diversity of methods, biodiversity, resources like seeds…)

 Field 2: Foodpreparation:




1. Foodpreparation is a transformative marriage between nature and culture.

2. It creates a new dimension of quality and health by love, creativity, passion and joy

3. It is based on knowledge and wisdom, honouring cultural diversity.

4. It is a basic recipe for a healthy life.

 Field 3: Eating and sharing:




1. Eating and sharing is about making food available for everyone, honouring and celebrating our food and where it came from.

2. On a personal level it helps creating life energy and consciousness.

3. In groups it can create community building.

 Field 4: Communication & Education:




1. Our aim is to communicate our work in an accessible and inclusive way, using fun and participative methodologies, that honour diversity and collective intelligence.

2. We want to find a new language by which we can relate to the true nature of food.

3. We want to empower people to create resilient communities.






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About Monique Wijn

Monique is fascinated with food since a long time. She studied biology and became a vegetarian. Food was her main topic, along with environmental health and complementary medicine. She created educational materials for school children and for analphabetic mediterranean women. In the ninetees she leaded a green consumer organisation raising awareness on the ecological and social impacts of food production. She leaded campaigns on the risk of genetic engineering and radiation of food; on the impact of global transport of food; on agri-biodiversity and on oestrogenes in food. Since 12 years she is a gardener in edible wild plants and a seedsaver, after studying biodynamic agriculture, permaculture and agroforestry. She has a diet of mostly raw, vegan and wild plants. She wants to explore the relation of food and health on all four dimensions (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) and the relation of food and consciousness. For her, healthy food is only truly healthy if it is at the same time healthy for plants, animals and the planet. Recently she is involved in the transition movement: how local food production and urban gardening can contribute in creating sustainable and resilient communities. website: Blog:

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