· 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

FREE Cheese & Wine Tasting May 16th, 4PM at the SSU University Club (attached to the Commons)

FREE Cheese and Wine tasting plus a lecture on the process of making cheese with professional cheese maker, Jonathan White of Cowgirl Creamery! Following the lecture on the cheese making process there will be a tasting of three Sonoma County cheeses. Sara Gacek, the president of the student wine appreciation club, Wine Sense, will accompany the tasting offering several Sonoma County wines to pair with the cheeses. This is a collaboration with dining services who will be preparing light appetizers and acoutrements featuring local, in season produce. All are invited. Only those who are 21+ can participate in the wine tasting. There is no charge.

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.