IN THIS ISSUE: Weaving Western and Indigenous Knowledge for resilience

Authors

  • Duncan Hilchey Thomas A. Lyson for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2022.112.021

Keywords:

Editorial, Content, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Life’s Principles

Abstract

First paragraph:

In this issue, our articles explore the often-fragile interaction of scholars, local activists, and practitioners who are blending ideas and philosophies at home and abroad to find a more just and equitable food system that can help save the planet. Or, to put their collaborative efforts more viscerally, to find ways for human beings to save themselves from themselves.

An example of the weaving of Western and Indigenous knowledge is on the cover of this issue: the “Regenerative Food System Spiral” represents the intersection between Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) (brown) and Life’s Principles (LPs) (green). The internal spiral is the base of seven principles; the first tier is the expansion over a shorter time frame, and the second tier is the expansion over a longer time frame—many generations. The spiral is a recurring pattern and symbol both in nature and in Indigenous communities, from observation of this optimal growth form. This image is Figure 2 from the article “Weav­ing disciplines to conceptualize a regenerative food system,” by Sara El-Sayed and Scott Cloutier (both at Arizona State University) who conceptualized this approach, with the graphic designed by Ahmed Barakat. . . .

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Author Biography

Duncan Hilchey, Thomas A. Lyson for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

Project Co-Director; and Editor in chief and publisher, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

Cover of the winter 2021-2022 issue, volume 11, issue 2

Published

2022-03-28

How to Cite

Hilchey, D. (2022). IN THIS ISSUE: Weaving Western and Indigenous Knowledge for resilience. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(2), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2022.112.021

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