Slow Food is an idea. It is also an international member based organization devoted to good, clean, and fair food. Good food is healthy and delicious. Clean food is environmentally responsible. Fair food ensures that farmers and producers are paid a fair price, and is notable for the idea that all people have a right to good food. On September 25th, Slow Food’s National Day of Action, our local chapter, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast, is joining chapters across the country to host a series of events for people to get active and get involved with Slow Food.
In the morning, families and individuals can volunteer in an urban garden at Walnut Way and then head up to an afternoon “taste education” event at the Lynden Sculpture garden. The evening’s festivities feature a fundraiser with music, local hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and celebration. Funds raised at The Art of Food will go towards local food projects as well as to help Milwaukee delegates (Larry and Sharon Adams of Walnut Way and yours truly) attend the international Terra Madre conference this October.
For more information, go to www.slowfoodwise.org