Bakers Without Borders

Bakers Without Borders Twin Cities in Collaboration with Bread House Networks Bakers Without Borders, is a group of Bakers dedicated 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):

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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.

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Bread Therapy in Scotland

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[…]

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Community building in Romania

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[…]

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“Theater of Crumbs” in Austria

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[…]

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Bread in the Guatemalan highlands

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[…]

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Bread makers of Porirua, Unite!

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[…]

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Gabrovo Bread House (contributed by Rossi Anastopoulo (USA)

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[…]

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