Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Edible Garden

Aug. 18, 2009

Green space is necessary in a big, gray city like ours (that’s NYC, for those of you who didn’t know where the Slow Food USA home office is!). These days, more and more green spaces are growing...

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Checking in on the “Grow out:” a visit to Heritage Farm

Aug. 14, 2009

by Anne Obelnicki, RAFT Grow-Out Project Coordinator

Towards the end of July I had the pleasure of visiting John Harkins at Heritage Farm on Aquidneck Island (Portsmouth), Rhode Island. John is...

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Beyond Local: Food Diversity

Aug. 13, 2009

In Dan Barber’s op-ed in the NY Times on Saturday, “You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural Disaster,” he writes about late blight, a disease attacking tomatoes and potatoes across the Northeast this...

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Full frontal gardening

Aug. 12, 2009

A while backnew edition of the book they are looking for more reports from across the country from those that have decided to engage in “full frontal gardening.”

Have you replaced the lawn in...

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Convergent Missions: City Farm in Providence, RI and the RAFT Grow-out

Aug. 8, 2009

by Amy McCoy, leader of Slow Food Rhode Island

Undeterred by the seemingly constant rain here in the Northeast, Rich Pederson, the farmer of Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm in...

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