· 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

Support Slow Food Nation! Buy a Fruit Box

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.

Traditional, Sustainable Rice Production

Article about dramatically increasing rice production using traditional, sustainable farming methods instead of GMO seed, chemical fertilizers, & mechanized farming.
For the complete NY Times article click here

Support Slow Food Nation! - A Call for Gardeners & Volunteers

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 info@slowfoodnation.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 info@slowfoodnation.org

Click here for lots of great info on THE SLOW FOOD NATION EVENT WEBSITE

On the Trail of a Sustainable Feast in Sonoma

"...We had come to Sonoma County specifically for the food. Inspired by the “locavore” movement, in which Earth-aware consumers go to great lengths to eat only locally grown, sustainable food from within a 100-mile radius of their home, we decided to take a locavore holiday, creating an entire meal from farms we had personally visited and farmers we had personally met...."
For the complete NY Times article click here

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.