With out direction we are all lost! some use religion, Others use their own mix of spirituality and social morality, and there are those who find direction in the tangible morality of humanity and the experience we all share together. As a baker at home or a baker who bakes as a profession there has always been an unspoken understanding that life is only as strong and healthy as the food it consumes, and out of this understanding and continually evolving idea that, both those consuming food and all those along the production chain must continually think about nutritious food means to us to keep us healthy, and whether you call it morality, a belief system or just your understanding of what food is, that we must protect that which we consume, with the utmost respect and love insuring that all people around the world have the human right to access of necessities which insures their ability to live long healthy lives.
As individual bakers we must strive to be the best unbio’s yet knowledgable artists who through their craft help nurture humanity with wholesome food, because with every act of kindness some ones heart is smiling in true happiness, and when people are in true happiness from their core out word this is when we learn to accept others for who they are instead of letting our own ignorance cloud our judgement.
As a group of bakers we must strive to work together to help those most in need, some times this requires us to be, true bakers, some times this requires us to be, Teachers, and some times this requires us to live in squaler in order to help those most in need insuring we as humanity are uplifting everyone around the world not just ourselve’s and our direct community around us.
Bakers Without Borders a network of bakers started by the Bread House Network, is one of these groups of food professionals and hobbyist’s who work and network together in order to start and run social programs. these programs help end major problems around the world with most of their work being to help end hunger, poverty and foster peace in communities which are torn by war and large scale conflicts.
Bakers Without Borders Twin Cities in Collaboration with Bread House Networks Bakers Without Borders, is a group of Bakers dedicated more specifically to Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy, as well to promote Peace through the act of baking bread, as well the art form of baking generally.
Bakers Without Borders(Bread House Network):
is an initiative of the Bread Houses Network (www.breadhousesnetwork.org) that connects skilled professional bakers, as well as people who bake as a hobby and employ our community-building collective bread-making methods, with communities and organizations around the world that wish to develop their own baking programs, either as bakeries and social enterprises or as community programs for social integration and cooperation.
Through on-site or remote trainings, business plan development advising, social skills coaching, and mentoring, the Bakers Without Borders volunteers, whom we call “Crumbassadors”, spread the power of bread to unite people and bring peace even in places ravaged by poverty and violence.
Here is a selection of some of the bread works of Sue Beveridge (our “Baker Without Borders” from Scotland). They are either from her work in bread sculpture or through her work with groups working with bread dough as a type of art therapy. Bread Bodies – “I cast my body, fill it with bread dough, bake[…]
One of our Bakers Without Borders and year-long Crumbassador, Yana Doncheva, had a recent project employing the Bread Houses Network methods in Romania in July 2016. During the course of Stella Leadership Programme, conducted by British Exploring Society, recent graduates from universities across the UK participated in a socially significant community project in the region[…]
Helga Graef, a “Baker Without Borders” from Austria, has been very enthusiastic about the game “Bakers Without Borders” as a tool in her baking activities with various groups. As Helga shares: “The “Theater of Crumbs” opened the curtain with a group of women in a women’s shelter house in Salzburg. They liked it very much!”Helga[…]
Eva Bakkeslett from Norway organized in October the “Bread and Circus” cross cultural bread baking event with Kultivator, Ölands folkhögskola and wonderful people from Mölltorp asylum (refugee) camp in Sweden. “It was a fantastic fermenting with people from 7 different cultures and a lively bacterial community!”, shares Eva. It is beautiful to see how people[…]
Bread in the Guatemalan highlands – the Community Cloud Foundation’s Conservation By Rob and Tara Cahill, Directors of the Community Cloud Forest Conservation http://www.cloudforestconservation.org/ Lidia and Elvira are teachers at the Community Cloud Foundation’s Conservation in the Guatemalan central highlands. They are part of the WALC program, where they learned to bake during the fall[…]
Artist Simon Gray and a baker without borders is working with a diversity of ethnic and cultural groups across Porirua City to explore the symbolic and religious power of bread by sharing bread making techniques, customs and stories. The project invites bread makers and bread lovers to come together to develop a “Porirua Loaf”, one that reflects the diversity[…]
During the summer of 2014, I spent almost two months interning with the Bread Houses Network in Bulgaria. While there, I lived and volunteered in the original Bread House in Gabrovo, an incredible building that is more than a century old and filled with all sorts of treasures from around the world. One of the[…]