Thursday, 30 May to Sunday, 2 June
Food Autonomy Festival
The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Amsterdam is about presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system. Come join us for a weekend of learning practical skills for growing (or finding…) your own food, to hear peoples’ experiences of gaining access to land, of building alternatives and forging resistance, to dance to thrashy folk-punk, and to share in the collective enthusiasm for an autonomous future!
This year the festival will take place in support of the threatened organic farm Boterbloem, against the SADC Schiphol airport-oriented business park and the corporate concrete and plastic profit-driven world that needs this destruction.
From chemical fertilizers for large-scale monocultures to farm machinery and food processing and transport, the industrial food system heavily relies on fossil fuels. The consequences cannot be ignored any longer: climate change, ecological crisis, destruction of livelihoods… We need to take action! How can we move towards a fossil free agriculture and food system? During the FAF, various collectives will present concrete alternatives to become autonomous from agro-industrial corporations and fossil fuels. From practical activities to talks and debates on agroecology, urban farming and land struggles… Everyone will have the opportunity to contribute and be part of a necessary transition. Let’s get together to organise our fight against the industrial food system!
Come and help set up the festival on Thursday, May 30.
Date & Time:
- children's activity
- by donation