· 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

Good Eats & Music!

The Sonoma State University student-chapter of Slow Food USA will host a Slow Food regional event featuring speakers, a locally sourced lunch and live music on Sunday, October 11, 2009 from noon to 5 p.m. The event site is the campus “Pond” area.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate life’s greatest pleasures and necessities — good food, good music and great company.

In addition to great food, there is a great band scheduled to play during the wine and cheese mixer, along with the two bands playing after the luncheon: The Easy Leaves, Open Market, and Blue Shift. The event is open to the public and will include a wine and cheese mixer, a presentation of local Slow Food chapter projects, and the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers: Josh Viertel, the Slow Food USA President, Dr. Ruben Arminana, Sonoma State’s President, and Mark Arax, Noted Author of “West of the West; Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State”.

For more details and to purchase tickets please go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80256.

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.