· A student driven Slow Food chapter at Sonoma State University
· Working to promote quality, locally produced food on our campus and in our community.

We are guided and sponsored by the Russian River Convivium.


· Food production is a large contributor to environmental degradation throughout the world. In fact, 25% of all GHG's emissions are the result of industrialized agriculture.
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


· If any of these events interest you and you would like to participate, or if you have information or news that would be appropriate for posting LET US KNOW - email: slowfoodssu@gmail.com

Potluck Meeting

April 23rd at 6:30 at Environmental Technology Center Bldg (ETC)
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)

LA Times Article - Treading Lighter With Low Carbon Diets

Students at the University of Redlands cafeteria have low-carbon options at mealtime. A poster invites students: "You've changed your light bulbs, now change your lunch."

Carlo Petrini - Founder Slow Food International

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.

Dr. Vandana Shiva - V.P., Slow Food India

Interview (2.52 minutes)

Carlo Petrini - Founder Slow Food International

(9 minutes) Slow Food Picnic - Russian River

Slow Food Nation: An Evening With Carlo Petrini

lecture (2 minutes) August 2, 2007

Slow Food Sonoma County Annual Meeting

April 12, 2008 Healdsburg, CA
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.

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol
The snail was chosen because it moves slowly and calmly eats its way through life. The snail not only teaches us the virtue of slowness, but its small, unassuming size reminds us that even one individual, at a grassroots level can yield tremendous power.