Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

A Garden For All Seasons

Apr. 6, 2012

The Thousand Gardens in Africa project has already engaged 608 communities in developing sustainable food plots. Through funding from Slow Food’s international network, 561 gardens have been adopted so far.

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Leveling the Local Food Playing Field

Mar. 29, 2012

By any measure, the local food movement is booming with everyone from Wall Street execs to start up non-profits getting involved. But how can you tell if your food is truly local?

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Mr. Bradley and Me

Feb. 14, 2012

A few bottom-of-the-barrel shallots and an act of kindness gives birth to a new sense of community.

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A Wave of Hope

Feb. 10, 2012

Yoko Sudo, the Fukushima convivium leader, despite an earthquake and tsunami devastating her country, led the charge for “a new vision of agriculture” at Terra Madre Japan.

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It’s the International Year of Cooperatives!

Feb. 8, 2012

2012 is the UN International Year of Cooperatives. To get the word out, the National Cooperative Grocers Association has teamed up with celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie to tell the story of co-op’s across the country in this 13-part video series.

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