· 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

Sonoma State Farm Stand Now Operational

This year slow food was able to work with Sonoma State dining services and get a farm stand on campus. The Farm stand happens once a week on Wednesday from around 11:30am to 2:30pm in front of the Stevenson stairs. The stand offers local fruits and vegetables from around Sonoma county. Currently it is only selling fruits and vegetables, but hopefully not to far in the future it should have local eggs, breads and pastries. It has been a slow start but it is slowly growing.
Garden Work Day
Sunday June 6th
9.30a - 12p
Slow Food Plot in the garden by the ETC

Come out to the garden tomorrow if you're in town and willing to bear the heat.

This last week we were able to get all the compost and make some messy looking beds. Tomorrow we are going to straighten them up and plant the rest of our starts. We will also work on the drip system to make sure it's ready to keep all of our delicious fruits and veggies watered.

Bring your sun hat, sunscreen, a snack and water. We'll bring the tools. :)

Fresh, a film by ana sofia joanes

FRESH - movie

free showing!

Wednesday, March 17th


Library 2nd Floor (media area)
Room 2015

"FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system"

Garden Work Day 2/26

First garden work day of the semester. Come out and join us as we will work on the Slow Food plot and enjoy great company!

Where: ETC Garden, Slow Food plot
When: Friday, Feb 26th 10am-12

*Hard rain cancels but not drizzle!*

Garden tools available, but remember to wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing in case of rain!
Looking forward to seeing you there!! Also, if you can't make it out this this one then no worries! We will have many other opportunities throughout the semester.
PS- many ENSP & Bio professors give credit for coming out to garden work days so remember to ask and receive some academic credit

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.