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Ending the academic year on a healthy note

SAS is hosted by AUB every month

FHF’s Souk aal Souk – Farmers’ Market (SAS) ended its activities for the 2017-2018 academic year with the Summer souk that was organized in AUB’s faculty of agriculture on May 3rd. Souk aal Souk – Farmers’ Market which aims at promoting local, healthy and organic food among students and faculty/school members, has launched its activities for this year in October 2017 with two souks organized at the American University of Beirut where it is held on a monthly basis, and at the American Community School in Beirut.

SAS in LAU – Koreytem (April 2018)

SAS offers small-scale food producers and artisans the opportunity to get in touch with the new generations by visiting schools and universities.

The souk which was established back in 2013 with only 10 producers, hosts today and on a regular basis around 20 offering a wide range of products varying from home-made pastries and traditional sweets, mouneh (jams, pickles, kishk, zaatar, dry fruits etc.), distillates, fresh juices and lemonades, manakish prepared on the saj, organic fruits and vegetables, honey, locally made organic chocolate, vegan food etc. Hand-made artifacts and accessories such as jewelry, carpets, rugs and soaps also have their share in the market.

This year, new producers have joined the market and have become regular participants.

Hoping to visit more schools and reach out for more students next year, SAS will be working through summer on the educational activities that it offers to students and on creating new linkages and collaborations to give healthy and local food a priority and make it accessible to the new generations.

SAS supports micro food businesses like Nutshell peanut butter and spreads πŸ™‚

**If you are a parent, a teacher or work in an academic institution and are interested in hosting Souk aal Souk – Farmers’ Market in your school/university, do not hesitate to contact us onΒ +961 71 731 437 or send us an email on info@food-heritage.org. We will be happy to meet with you, introduce our activities and customize our educational booths to your curriculum.

 

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Gardening sessions in “Yalla! Pour Les Enfants” summer camp

The kids planted onions in re-used plastic bottles
The kids planted onions in re-used plastic bottles

Over the past two weeks, FHF has delivered sessions on gardening to unprivileged Lebanese and Syrian children, as part of the summer camp activities organized at the educational center in Aley managed by Yalla! Pour Les Enfants.

Learning how roots grow by planting onion bulbs in water and following-up on their evolution
Learning how roots grow by planting onion bulbs in water and following-up on their evolution

Students, teachers and parents attendedΒ the training sessions that were given by FHF experts, and participated in the practicum that was organized in the small garden of the school.

Now that the onions have developed roots, let's plant them! :)
Now that the onions have developed roots, let’s plant them! πŸ™‚

The project partners hope to raise enough funds to rehabilitate the school garden, hence enabling the kids to produce healthy and organic food starting October, when they are back to school.

The little girls planting seeds under the supervision of "Oum Maher" a Syrian mother who is now taking care of the garden
The little girls planting seeds under the supervision of “Oum Maher” a Syrian mother who is now taking care of the garden
Everybody wants to participate! Agriculture seems to be so interesting! :)
Everybody wants to participate! Agriculture seems to be so interesting! πŸ™‚
Little gardeners at work
Little gardeners at work

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