· Working to promote quality, locally produced food on our campus and in our community.
We are guided and sponsored by the Russian River Convivium.
WHY WE CARE
· Farm workers are the most exploited labor force in the American economy.
· Our food production system is extremely fragile and is showing signs that it may collapse.
· Food is a culture-creator. It brings people together.
· Food not only nourishes: it gives us pleasure.
Click here to learn about the Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security
Click here to learn about the Slow Food Ark of Taste
When: Thursday December 4th
Time: 12 noon
Where: SSU, Shulz 3001
Michael Litle (COMS) will present a film entitled, SomeThingsAboutFood: a film set in a farm
market.” Michael describes the film as follows: During a busy farmer's market in Sebastopol, Wadner Pierre, a foreign exchange student at SSU, attempts to sell his photographs of Haiti.
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Thank you to everyone who has supported Slow Food Nation by getting a box of hand-picked California fruit delivered to their doorstep. In just three months, we have raised over $7,400 for education and youth engagement at Slow Food Nation. The deadline for ordering a June box is Friday, June 20, and the $59 price includes delivery to any address in California. More information about what is included in this month’s box is available by calling The Fruit Guys at 650.246.1200 or http://www.fruitguys.com.
Calling All Gardeners
Are you interested in helping to create a productive, beautiful, well-maintained, edible garden in front of City Hall in San Francisco? The Slow Food Nation Victory Garden needs help July 1—12 with garden installation, educational docents and stewards–both new and experienced gardeners are welcome. For more details and to enroll as a Victory Garden Volunteer, please email your contact information and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Victory Garden” in the subject.
Volunteer opportunities of all types are available both before and during the event. Additionally, volunteers who can assist with recruiting, training and supervising others may be eligible for “captain” positions. Slow Food Nation thrives on the participation of the local food community. Sign up to volunteer at here or write email@example.com
For the complete NY Times article click here
- A 1,000 acre U.S. corporate farm growing genetically engineered crops nets an average of $39 an acre.
- In contrast, a four-acre family farm nets, on average, $1,400 per acre.
- Small organic farms are proving to be even more profitable. With oil prices on the rise, growing food without petroleum-based pesticides/fertilizers, and delivering that food to local markets will quickly prove to be the most affordable food available.
Thank-you for helping to make our first potluck meeting on campus a success. In attendance was our beloved Bill Hawn (President of Slow Food Sonoma County) in addition to a visit from the Northern California Regional Governor, Larry Martin (of Slow Food Russian River). Larry shared words of praise and encouragement for bringing the vision of slow food to our campus. We will remain in contact with him for support and event/volunteer opportunities in the future. Thanks Larry! Click here if you are interested in viewing our constitution. In the future you will be able to find our constitution and meeting minutes on this blog, in the link section to the right.
Larry reminded us that Slow Food is not just a club for food enthusiasts. An emphasis of our gathering is on the breaking of bread with our community; but we do so to develop a platform for change. This change can be political, educational, celebratory and profound.
"We envision a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice...a food system that is good clean and fair." (Slow Food USA)
Lecture (12 minutes) April 03,2008, A Night at The Opera - Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture on the road to a sustainable food nation. Explores the meaning of gastronomy, the current impact of food production upon the environment, and the pressing need for fundamental change. From Fast Food Nation to Slow Food Nation sponsored by Kaiser Permanente's Center For Health Research.
Our newly elected leaders were invited to attend the Sonoma County Convivium Annual Meeting on Saturday and the afternoon proved to exhibit all of the warm and sunny flavors you might expect from Healdsburg in the Spring. A generous midmeeting snack of locally produced cheeses, breads, and wine was provided. It was great to get a chance to observe their meeting process. We chatted with SoCo members about event ideas for SSU and some of the obstacles we are facing. We also got a chance to check out their Ark of Taste display.
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