The Common Roots Project is an Exploratory Flavor Education Collaborative Team.
As a cooperative we strive to Cultivate Wholistic Nourishment and grow as a more unified community through exploration of diverse cultures.
Focus is placed on sharing knowledge of what it is that embodies our individual flavor and how this flavor may feed our collective soul.
Flavor (ˈflāvər)– 1) What it is that makes something or someone unique. 2) The opposite of bland 3) The essence and the make up of a distinct taste.
Find out how you can be involved and become part of the EFECT (Exploratory Flavor Education Collaborative Team) Be a #flavorfinder.
The Common Roots Project utilizes an exploratory learning model in which participants are encouraged to make discoveries beginning with what they may know already and sharing this knowledge within a group in order to learn from others. We can approach our projects by always asking how they might Cultivate Wholistic Nourishment. If we can then break down these three tenets separately in order to give ourselves a guideline then we might have a starting point.
1) Grow, craft and Create. Finding unique ways to tell our story. Finding the medium for our message
2) Educate. Expanding our knowledge and understanding of cultures, traditions and heritage.
3) Evaluate.Understanding the effects and finding ways to measure the results occurring from change.
1) Diversity. Consideration for the effects each part has upon the whole.
2) Inclusive. Making efforts to invite, value and respect the variety of beliefs, philosophies and demographics shared within a community.
3) Sustainable. Strengthening support systems and building the framework for longevity.
1) To unify by finding what it is that’s fulfilling for our soul.
2) Cohesive. Working toward creating symbiotic relationships.
3) Strengthening of the individual unit with consideration of health and wellness of the whole.
What can we do?
The Common Roots Project can provide services such as:
- Cooking classes and/or demo’s for all ages,
- Help promote individuals or business’ that embody the CRP basic principles,
- Create food and culture related content for media outlets,
- Provide a live DJ session or pre-recorded music playlists,
- Partner with companies, universities and non-profit organizations.
- Recipe writing and menu consultations.
Neighborhoods are constantly evolving, the demographics of these neighborhoods naturally change as well. Our method of approaching an understanding of this change is simple, sign up to be a #flavorfinder in your neighborhood and let’s begin to learn from one another.
If you are interested in learning about how the Common Roots Project can be a part of an event or if you have something to contribute that fits with our mission and vision please contact us so we can plant the seed together.
Chef Ryan McGuire