· 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

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.