THE MISSION OF THE PLANT COLLECTIVE
WE STAND FOR THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD PROJECT, founded by Alice Waters, teaching children about healthy food; growing fruits and vegetables in school gardens, then transforming them into simple recipes in the classroom for a real ‘edible education’. Children are much more likely to enjoy fruits and vegetables if they are involved in the process of growing and preparing them. Today, one in three children are overweight or obese, setting them up for a lifetime of health problems. We truly believe there is a solution in food education. What if all children, regardless of race, economic status and background had a chance to eat healthy food from the beginning? Won’t that set the foundation for a better chance of a lifetime of healthy eating?
WE STAND FOR COMMUNITY, uniting our leaders in food and wellness who believe food is medicine, creatively demonstrating how delicious, pleasurable and beautiful healthy foods really are.
WE STAND FOR DISCOVERING NEW CREATIVE WAYS TO USE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES , grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, finding healthier versions of holiday recipe favorites that are equally as tasty, and creating new holiday traditions.
ABOUT EMILY ROSE SHAW
Emily Rose Shaw is a plant-based chef, holistic health coach and instructor at PLANTLAB Culinary. Growing up with Transcendental Meditation and Ayurveda, she weaves together ancient practices with modern technique. She is also the founder of The Plant Collective, a digital publication uniting plant-based food, conscious business and art + design to benefit food-related causes worldwide. Her background spans from working as a fashion stylist to cleanse specialist. Emily has designed recipes for Australia-based Oliver’s Real Foods, the world’s first certified organic 'fast-food' chain and Sherpa Power, an Ayurvedic tea company.