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Zoubida Ayyadi
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  • Chateauguay, Quebec
  • Canada
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How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?
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The owner of the ranch where my son has his riding lessons asked me this morning if I would be up for this challenge. I've doing with her what I do with everybody showing the slightest interest in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoubida Ayyadi Jun 22, 2011.

 

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Harriet Fasenfest commented on Zoubida Ayyadi's blog post 'Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1'
"Welcome Zoubida.  Thanks for the great posts.  This is great place to land.  It is the fb of our culture and we are growing by leaps and bounds.  Joined with the very good folks at Farm Aid and the many bloggers and individuals…"
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"I feel there are good things to come Cornelia. Exciting too.   Pat, try the Rghaif and let me know if you liked them. I got to make a huge amount of them during my now 16 years stay in Canada, and my Canadians friends and family (my husband is…"
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Zoubida Ayyadi's discussion 'How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?'
"Chirtene, I wish you could come, and act as a quality control critic too. :-) Pat, thanks so much for the link. It will certainly help me for canning classes and I can see how I can adapt the info to other topics too."
Jun 22, 2011
Pat Johnson replied to Zoubida Ayyadi's discussion 'How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?'
"Canning across America offers some good guidance for conducting canning classes and it might be a good resource for you."
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"Where there is a will, there is a way. Trying to secure healthy, ethical food for our owns proves to hold challenge for all of us (available income, access, lack of community ties, isolation, engrained habits, physical means, political…"
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi commented on Zoubida Ayyadi's blog post 'Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1'
"This is a great place to act and share and I'm thankfull for it. I'm thankfull for your work and contribution too Cornelia. I just discovered the edit button on top of the article. I didn't see it yesterday. I'll edit what I see…"
Jun 22, 2011
Christene replied to Zoubida Ayyadi's discussion 'How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?'
"Wow - since I am a novice I wish I could attend.  Good luck in your venture.  "
Jun 22, 2011
Cornelia commented on Zoubida Ayyadi's blog post 'Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1'
"Zoubida, my heart swells! I'm so thrilled that you found HOMEGROWN.org on your journey, and that you are inspired to take this on. Please let me know how I can help. Thank you! Also, I can edit your post - you write beautifully. :)"
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi commented on Zoubida Ayyadi's blog post 'Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1'
"At the paragraph before last, almot at the end, please read "jeopardizing our family's food diversity and security". Sorry about that, I missed it while proof reading. It's also important to mention English is not my…"
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi posted a blog post

Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1

A while ago, I read a lot about post carbon.  Which led me to read about peak oil, through the lens of our suburban life in the outskirts of Montreal.  Which led me to read about british-born Transition Towns movement, which bears hope in the future, as long as we learn to build community resilience through local economy and the reclaiming of forgotten skills. In Transition 1.0 from Transition Towns on…See More
Jun 22, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"Well, now I feel bad... Could it be that I'm wrong? I could be the one who misunderstood. I think the philosophy of the site should show through all its parts. But then again, it's impossible to avoid talking bulk buying at big-boxes in…"
Jun 21, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"I understant totally Sparky, and that's why I told Pat about no shame to have in buying at wallmart if you find yourself with no viable alternative. We all compromise here, that's a fact. I do too, I'm not a champion in…"
Jun 21, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"I'm not offended Pat, far from it. I invite you to re-read my previous message. You will see that I'm far from being "all or nothing" when it comes to living up to the ideal sustainable life. And no, it is not shamefull to buy at…"
Jun 21, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Pat Johnson's discussion 'Canning meats' in the group Food Preservation
"The information about canning meat in this discussion is invaluable and very helpfull. However, something has been bothering me for a while and this afternoon I thought about unsuscribing from email updates for the "canning meat" thread.…"
Jun 21, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Zoubida Ayyadi's discussion 'How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?'
"Thank you so much SC Papi. Everything you wrote makes so much sense, but I wouldn't have thought of it actually, all caught-up in the details and loosing the big picture. And I appreciate you offering help too and will come back asking more if…"
Jun 17, 2011
John F. Houpt II, PhD replied to Zoubida Ayyadi's discussion 'How to share sustainability-oriented skills in workshops?'
"Zoubida, here are a few "tips" I trired  to follow in my 39 years in the training/workshop world with the US Government. I'll be on the street doing my own workshops in about 14 days when I retire.    Have Fun and God…"
Jun 17, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
Fill in the blank:
With husband Eric and 3 sons, renovating a 1855 farm house now sitting on only 11K square feet.
A bit about me:
I grew-up in a moroccan traditionnal family immigrants, with a "radical homemaker" mom (although she didn't know she was that at the time), in south of France. Dad worked hard as a crane operator. Mom gardened and took care of the 8 of us.
We were very much into the extractive economy traps in the first 10 years of our marriage with Eric. We are both professionnals (Eric is an industrial designer and I'm an executive assistant). We are slowly but steadily setting ourselves free from destructive and depressing paradigms to embrasse a new homebased, real comfort based life for ourselves and our 3 sons. First difficult step was to adjust in our subburban life without my salary (I resigned from a government position last year). Still working on the budget adjustment. I homeschool my youngest son since last September. My older sons didn't want to leave school (respectively 13 and 16 years old).
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
This week:
Tagine of beef shanks with potatoes, garlic, parsley, coriander and homemade moroccan preserved lemons.
All-american spaghetti sauce with much vegies and ground beef.
Homemade bread.
Currently reading:
Radical Homemakers (Shannon Hayes) and Designing and Maintaining Your Natural Landscape (Robert Kourik)
Currently listening to:
Simmering pot and Eric's hammering something in the garden.
My latest DIY project:
Cloth diapers for my expecting sister in France (my son is spending the summer there and will bring them in his luggages) and an other stash for my cousins in Morocco, whom I'll visit next November. Both stashes are in progress right now.
The latest finished DIY project was this morning. We made sturdy, permanent vertical structures for vining vegies (tomatoes, beans, squashes, melons, cukes) in the vegetable garden.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Via Yes Magazine
Web site I recommend:
http://www.yesmagazine.org/

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Canning for Food Security and Sustainability – Part 1

A while ago, I read a lot about post carbon.

 

 

Which led me to read about peak oil, through the lens of our suburban life in the outskirts of Montreal.

 

 

Which led me to read about british-born…

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