Slow Food USA Blog

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

Julie Shaffer, Sustainable Food Service Education Coordinator

May. 14, 2010

by Jenna Schweitzer
This article first appeared on Generation Response, one of Emory University’s campus publications.

In her office, Julie Shaffer has a life-size cardboard cut-out of a farmer,...

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Campus chapter learns to hand-pound taro

May. 7, 2010

by Gida Snyder, head of the SFOC chapter at Kapiolani Community College

hand-pounded taro or pa`i`ai, (essentially poi before water is added to thin it out.)

Daniel Anthony, Mana `Ai’s...

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FoodCorps: Americorps manpower for school gardens and school food

May. 5, 2010

Imagine AmeriCorps service members building and tending school gardens and developing Farm to School programs for public schools around the country.

That’s the vision for FoodCorps, a new...

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Students on the rise: “lets get CoFed”

Apr. 30, 2010

by Yonatan Landau

Think of the last time you saw something that pissed you off enough to do something amazing about it.  Maybe it was a long grocery line or a bumper sticker for the Tea Party,...

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Earth Day thoughts

Apr. 22, 2010

As I drove from the Columbus OH airport towards Athens, I passed a billboard that read “Every day is Earth Day for a farmer.” A dairy barn on my left, fields on my right. I was headed into the...

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