· 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

Cook Food Using the Sun

Cook food using the sun
...in 8 easy steps

Might as well utilize our free natural resources. The Museum of Science and Industry has composed a quick and easy process to cook food with the assistance of household items. Not only is this method simple and resourceful but it's also fun and a good learning experience! So...what not? Cook Food Using the Sun!


Sunday, May 17, 2009, 10am-4pm

Meadow View Elementary School

2665 Dutton Meadow, Santa Rosa

$30-60 sliding scale. Please bring your own lunch.


Experienced instructor Kyle Collins will cover:

  • Permaculture Design Process
  • Companion Planting
  • Perennial Polyculture
  • Sheet mulching/Soil Building Strategies
  • Building an herb spiral

RSVP Now! 707-571-8868, jenna@conservationaction.org

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.