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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Humboldt Park’s Rooftop Revival

Apr. 18, 2012

A high school science project becomes a community mission for local food; leads to a cafeteria rooftop greenhouse and the community’s first produce market.

read more... Tags: News, Current Event, School Food, Youth Food Movement


School Garden: the perfect marriage of ideas

Nov. 14, 2011

An inspiring example of what Slow Food members are doing all over the country, and a great way to protect yourself from the winter blues.

read more... Tags: School Food, Slow Food Chapters in Action


Budget cuts could be a recipe for change or disaster

Oct. 24, 2011

Congress is planning dramatic cuts to the American budget and anything and everything is on the chopping block. The agricultural sector is likely to take a big hit but will the special Congressional “super committee” make positive change or keep pandering to Big Ag?

read more... Tags: Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


Celebrate National School Lunch Week with a FREE Nourish DVD

Oct. 12, 2011

This week is National School Lunch Week, to celebrate we’re asking you, “How can we can we create a better school food system?” Answer to win a free copy of Nourish Short Films: 54 Bite-Sized Videos About the Story of Your Food.

read more... Tags: Film/TV/Radio, School Food


“Feeding Garden” in South Africa gets a kickstart from Slow Food NYC

Sep. 12, 2011

Slow Food NYC has gotten its hands dirty in school gardens throughout the city with its Urban Harvest program. This summer they took those organizing skills to South Africa to partner with a local school to build a garden that gets more fresh fruits and veggies into the cafeteria.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, School Food


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