It all started with The Virtue Project...
Virtuous . . .
Virtue is lived out in the set of behaviours we use when we are building and maintaining positive relationships. Every time we interact with others we should try to make it a good experience: respectful, affirming, and appreciative. Because nobody is perfect, the cycle of apology and forgiveness is central to virtue.
. . . bread
When we eat well we are more patient, tolerant, and kind. We have better attention spans, are less likely to fly off the handle, and more likely to think clearly and act respectfully. We will contribute more and take less thus benefiting those closest to us, and society as a whole.
Virtuousbread.com uses bread to effect positive social change. We teach baking, run bread events, and train people how to set up and run home baking businesses. In addition, we spend 20% of our time volunteering to build skills, relationships, and individual self-esteem by baking with very different groups of people: in a prison, a primary school and a care home for the elderly. We would also like to work with adults in shelter so let us know if you know of one in London in which we could bake with the residents. We do lots of cool things and record the coolest of them in the blog.
Baking and breaking bread brings people together. It is an act of creation that is quickly shared and always appreciated, feeding us in every way.
To read more about specific events or activities please click on the links to the left. That list will grow over time.
If you are interested in discussing a bread related event - baking, tasting, team building, acting as a collection point for charities, or anything else please contact us.
If you have heard of a bread event or have a story about bread and virtue please contact us.