Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Slow Food Nation, May 1 - 4, 2008

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Monday, February 05, 2007


School Garden Project partnership

School gardens are a major initiative for Slow Food USA, and Slow Food Eugene has a long-running partnership with the School Garden Project of Lane County. From the SGP website:

The School Garden Project provides the following services for local schools:

  • Teaching students in school gardens
  • Organizing garden work parties
  • Assisting with garden construction
  • Recruiting volunteers to help
  • Consulting on site choice and design
  • Organizing a garden committee
  • Advising on curriculum integration
  • Sponsoring teacher in-services and UO School Garden seminars
  • Obtaining donations of gardening materials from local businesses
  • Providing a lending library of gardening tools, books, and videos
  • Maintaining an email listserve and website
  • More >>

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    Wednesday, January 10, 2007


    Annual Meeting, Tuesday January 30, 7 pm

    It's Time for Slow Food Eugene's Annual Meeting

    Here are the details:

    DATE: January 30, 2007
    TIME: 7 pm
    PLACE: Eugene Water & Electric Board Community Room (500 East 4th Avenue, Eugene)

    Let's get Slow Food Eugene off to a great start in 2007! The annual meeting is the best place for members to weigh in on the direction of the organization for the coming year. At our meeting, we will:

    • Elect officers (We are looking for candidates to serve as Secretary, Public Relations Coordinator, and Events Coordinator.)
    • Brainstorm and select events for the coming year
    • Present our annual gift to the School Garden Project
    • Discuss additional ideas for social action
    • Hear about Terra Madre 2006 from our own delegates

    Anyone interesting in becoming an leader of Slow Food Eugene should contact Tom Barkin. His contact information is listed below.

    Here are some of the events that we held in 2006:

    • Cheese potluck
    • Pasta making at Pasta Plus
    • Pizza making class and tour of Hideaway Bakery
    • Pot luck dinner featuring the foods of Greece, Turkey, and the countries of the former Yugoslavia
    • A potluck book group talking about our favorite food oriented books
    • A day at Sweetwater Farm and Nursery
    • The Slow Sunday Dinner fund raiser prepared by chefs from Iraila, Koho Bistro, Marche, and Adam's Place

    Slow Food Eugene also had informational booths at the Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon Truffle Festival, and the KLCC Garden Tour.

    The annual meeting is a Slow Food event, so that means we eat. If you are inclined, bring a dozen cookies or other snack to share. Copies of recipes are appreciated. We'll supply the coffee and beverages.

    Nonmembers, particularly those considering joining Slow Food, are welcome to attend the annual meeting, although they cannot vote.

    If you can't come to the meeting, but still want to offer some suggestions for 2007 activities, volunteer to join the leader committee, or volunteer to help out on an event, send an email to Tom Barkin at eugene@slowfoodusa.org.

    For those preferring the telephone, call Tom at 541-343-2619.

    Visit our web site for more information.

    Slow Food Eugene | 2190 Charnelton Street | Eugene | OR | 97405


    Monday, November 27, 2006


    School Gardening & Dining (NPR story)

    This was a nice feature for Thanksgiving, 2006:

    Oregon School Cafeteria Makes It from Scratch


    Listen to this story...

    Third-grader Devina Boughton holds a carrot harvested from her school's garden.

    Third-grader Devina Boughton holds a carrot harvested from her school's garden. photo by Jane Greenhalgh NPR © 2006

    Morning Edition, November 23, 2006 · Thanksgiving is a time to savor good food, something you don't expect to find in a school cafeteria. In fact, most schools across the country serve reheated, premade food that is trucked in from central kitchens. Daily offerings are often uninspiring: chicken sticks, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.

    But there is a move in some parts of the country to bring real cooking back to school kitchens. Last year, Abernathy Elementary School in Portland, Ore., bought a second-hand stove and a big mixer and started cooking all its food from scratch... more>>

    Check out the recipes for Pumpkin and Sage Risotto & "Last of Summer" Provencale Soup.

    Related story: Kids' Nutrition and the Trickle-Up Effect

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    Wednesday, July 26, 2006


    Skagit Valley Salish Sea Convivium (NW Washington)

    Nice article about this convivium.


    Thursday, June 08, 2006


    Slow Food featured on KUOW (Puget Sound Public Radio)

    from http://www.kuow.org/programs/weekday.asp?Archive=06-06:

    Listen to the show:

    The Slow Food movement started in Italy in 1986 in response to the opening of a McDonald's in Rome's famous Spanish Steps neighborhood. The movement encouraged people to get together for home-style, leisurely meals. Now, with Slow Food members in more than 100 countries, the mission is moving beyond the table into anti-globalization politics, farmland preservation, farmers markets and organic farming. Is the slow food movement having an effect on the local farm economy? How is it practiced in the Northwest? We also want to hear your stories: Do you have a slow food tradition?

    Hsiao-Ching Chou is the food editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Mary Embleton is the executive director of Cascade Harvest, a Washington-based organization committed to farmland preservation. She also heads up Farmlink, a program that connects people who want to get started in agriculture with farmers and landowners who are committed to establishing the next generation of producers.
    Gerry Warren is a founder of Slow Food Seattle and currently serves on its board. He also works on the Ark of Taste, which is part of the international effort to register artisan growers and producers of traditional foods.


    Wednesday, June 07, 2006


    New Southwest WA Convivium website

    From the Pacific NW Forum:
    Slow Food Southwest Washington Web Site
    ".....It's starting as a simple blog. Hopefully, over time, it will evolve into something more substantial. Until then, enjoy the new site."
    I've added a permanent link to the navigation column on the left, along with other PNW Convivia.


    Sunday, February 26, 2006


    Slow Food Forum newsletter

    FYI from Kurt Friese, Slow Food Iowa, with encouragement to join & participate in the Slow Food Forums.


    From: slowfoodiowa@mchsi.com
    Date: Feb 26, 2006 12:03 PM
    Subject: Slow Food Newletter Occasional Newsletter

    Hello, Slow Food Forum Member

    This is the first newsletter ever sent to the entire 1,333 members of www.SlowFoodForum.org. Please forgive and inform me of glitches, if you find any. It’s very brief, and here only to make you aware of a few important points.

    1) The forum has some great conversations going on right now, and they need your input too! The Food Politics forum (http://www.slowfoodforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=10) is very active with conversations about banning sustainable poultry, and the pending National Animal Identification System. The Slow Surfer forum has loads of great links, including to every Slow Food related site in the US and most throughout the world.
    2) An important clarification for a few of you is that joining the forum does not mean you’ve joined the Slow Food Movement. We fervently hope you will though! You can join Slow Food at http://www.slowfoodusa.org/join/index.html
    3) Also at that site, you can learn about how to nominate delegates to this year’s Terra Madre World Gathering of Food Communities (even nominate yourself!). Learn more at http://www.slowfoodusa.org/events/terra_madre_2006.html
    4) Some of you joined the forum and never posted. Why is that? Please come and participate in the Internet’s only SFUSA-sanctioned online community. It’s a great communication tool, useful for fun and learning

    I look forward to seeing you all online!


    Kurt M Friese
    System Administrator


    Monday, May 30, 2005


    Portland Convivium website

    note the excellent events calendar.


    Wednesday, February 02, 2005


    Slow Food Vancouver website

    Check out the Slow Food Vancouver site, which appears to be maintained as a team blog.
    update: I contacted Theresa Lafleche, Slow Food Vancouver's webmaster, who explained that the site's content is maintained using ExpressionEngine by pMachine (http://www.pmachine.com/expressionengine/). See comments below for more details.


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