School/ organization: Notre Dame de Sion and Saint Michel French High Schools
Delegation leader/ teacher: Seval Erol, İnci Kimyonşen
Students: Aslı Ünlüer, Zehra Zor, Mert Çağdaş
Partner organization: -
Project title: NATURAL FOOD WORKSHOPS
Nowadays, because the access to natural organic products is difficult and the city life encourages people to consume processed products, natural nutrition habits are decreasing day by day and the diseases are increasing rapidly. It is very difficult for us to reach such organic products because we live in a big city like Istanbul.
So as Saint Michel and Notre Dame de Sion French High School environmental clubs we decided to produce our own organic products.
Our first workshop was about making some healthy pickles. We used some organic products like cabbage, radish, carrot, cauliflower … Then we produced cheese and kefir which are really important for our body and our immune system. Finally we ate our cheese and drank our kefir. They were really delicious.
Our third workshop was making a natural vinegar workshop. We used natural apples but vinegar can be made from many fruits such grapes and citrus fruits. We put the apples in the glass jar. We added drinking water, some sugar and chickpeas. We left our jars closed with cheesecloth on a dimly lit atmosphere. The natural fermentation process in vinegars lasts about 2-3 months. Natural Vinegar has also been successfully completed.
After all of that we made natural soap which cleans the acidic structure of the skin. We used honey, natural olive oil soap, glycerin, olive oil and lavender / rose essences. They smelled so good.
Within the scope of the Permaculture (Sustainable Living) project, we have gained the habit of making and using healthy, clean, cheap products and we have added natural cream and toothpaste to the workshops where we aimed to protect the natural environment.
Today's conditions are not easy to create a healthy diet. Cancer, allergy, obesity and other diseases are increasing in people who especially eat GMOs.
Natural nutrition is very important for the people in the cities to lead a sustainable life. For this, sustainable agriculture should be done in the villages.