A Neighborhood Café is an inviting creative space that offers an opportunity to look beyond the negativity that's harming our society and look instead at the tentative solutions to our shared problems that are already being rehearsed throughout our nation and around the globe - positive, perhaps unglamorous works we seldom hear about, and that A Neighborhood Café might highlight. At present, "A Neighborhood Café" is a book; it is also a process for resourceful engagement that would ideally work in a physical space. That space can be a real café, and the book offers information, including recipes, to help those interested in creating one. The concept can also work in community spaces, in one's home, in rotating homes in a neighborhood, and even as an activity during a long family car trip.
After all the world has been through - natural disasters, war, social and political discord, famines, and global contagions – perhaps it’s time for us to come together at a Neighborhood Café and formulate solutions to our common challenges while enjoying delicious healthy food and camaraderie. The Neighborhood Café is organized as a supportive environment where diverse people feel safe to exhibit their best, most creative qualities; it fosters physical health through its wholesome food offerings, and mental health through meaningful dialogue, mutual respect, and humor. The Neighborhood Café concept of positive engagement at the community table can work to address many issues, but the book focuses on solutions that can help clean our national food supply and our planet.
Designed to suit today's busy lifestyles, A Neighborhood Café offers a practical process to bring about peaceful change, to think, grow, and hone our abilities to work together and make a difference. On an individual level, the café encourages people to take control of their health, well-being, and environment. Welcome to A Neighborhood Café.