We believe that we all need to be ambassadors of food empathy if we are going to change the food system and the challenges we are facing today. By Food Empathy we mean the essential understanding of what food is, where it comes from and the journey it has undertaken, the resources spent from sun, soil and grass, how it enriches not just our souls, but how our bodies are made and nourished and how it finally returns to nature when we throw it away or digest it. In short, an understanding of the great wheel of sustenance and how it comes full circle.
The Scandivanian «folkehøgskole» has always been concerned with how we as a people can take part in preserving and renewing democracy in a meaningful way. Food and sustainable production is a highly relevant place to address the renewal, and the youth of today are ready to take on that responsibility. We want to help them learn how to.