For a bit of back-story, I decided to go vegan in 2012 after volunteering in an avian sanctuary for various chickens, ducks, turkeys and other birds. It was there that I started to learn more about intensive farming industries. Although I have recently decided to eat some sustainable wild-caught fish to supplement my diet, my current feeling is that I don’t want to support animal farming industries mainly due to ongoing questions around animal ownership, self-determination and freedom.

A residential Kinship Workshop doesn’t require participants to follow a particular diet, but it does bring to light questions of our relationship to other animals. Therefore, when eating communally, it feels appropriate to maintain a plant-based diet for the few days the workshop takes place.

For residential workshops, I try to keep to a modest shopping budget to make things more affordable, and as such animal foods with high welfare/ sustainability standards are also much harder to source on a smaller budget. Every effort is made to provide wholesome, nutritious ingredients to maintain good energy levels and morale throughout the workshop.

In the case that animal products are part of an essential dietary requirement, participants are asked to buy and bring their own supplementary produce.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

 – Tom