Time for a New Normal
Everyone’s talking about a ‘new normal’, but wondering what it might look like. We reckon it’s up to all of us to decide, and then to act to create it – a new normal where everyone has access to nutritious, delicious, and culturally-determined food grown and distributed in ethical and ecologically-sound ways.
A normal where farmers feed their communities rather than the banks, and eaters support farmers directly rather than eating at the mercy of multinational corporations.
How? Social solidarity economies (SSE) offer the necessary alternative to extractive and exploitative capitalist systems. SSEs are not a distant or utopian idea – they exist in different forms all over Australia, they are working, and we can make them the new normal.
Join us in creating the changes we wish to see in the world – in the ways we buy and sell food, by finding and supporting your local farms, and for farmers, by looking to transition to solidarity economies such as community-supported agriculture (CSA), farmers’ markets, and other solidarity models.
AFSA is hosting fortnightly online Solidarity Economy Sessions to explore the many existing examples of social solidarity economies, and share knowledge, ideas, and experiences about how to grow more.
You can watch past sessions and check out upcoming sessions here.