Champions for School Gardens

Everyone Can Help!

Kids at the Neighborhood House Garden water endangered vegetables from the Ark of Taste catalog.

Consumption of vegetables by children has declined over the last decade. Between 2007 and 2010, 90 percent of children ages 2 to 18 did not eat the recommended amount of veggies. Today, one in six children are considered obese, with food environments, food marketing, and education cited as contributing factors.

Now for some good news: School gardens and farm-to-school efforts are on the rise. Between 2006 and 2012, there …

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Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

Read what UW student Maia Persche had to say about the 2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference held in Chicago.

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Maia Persche

This October, Slow Food delegates from chapters across the Midwest came together in Chicago for a regional conference. I was one of four students from the campus chapter at UW-Madison who attended, and learning about the wider world of slow food was inspiring. I think I can speak for all of the slow food chapters present when I say that …

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United by Slow Food Conference

United by Slow Food Conference

Read what UW student Annaleigh Wetzel had to say about the 2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference held in Chicago.

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Annaleigh Wetzel

As we made our way onto the bright yellow school bus that would serve as our transportation for the weekend, Slow Food leaders from around the Midwest grinned at one another, inviting conversation and camaraderie. When we gathered together at the #SlowFoodMidwest conference, it felt like the first day of school all over again. The excitement my three fellow Slow …

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Celebrate Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2013!

Celebrate Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2013!

Terra Madre, or Mother Earth in Italian, is a day dedicated to the celebration of local foods.  You can join in the celebration by enjoying our locally produced foods or an endangered food item.  Like endangered animals, many unique traditional foods are facing the risk of disappearing.   In order to slow this process down and highlight these unique food products, Slow Food has established the Ark of Taste.  The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of distinct foods that are vanishing.  Over 200 foods …

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September Membership Drive

September Membership Drive

Special offer for September!

Join or renew your membership with Slow Food USA and select Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast as your local chapter! For every member who joins/renews with us this September, Slow Food WiSE will send you your very own packet of Beaver Dam Pepper Seeds!

Visit Slow Food USA’s website to join or renew now! Slow Food Membership is a tax-deductible donation and goes towards promoting good, clean, and fair food for all! There is room for everyone at our table!

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ways-of-giving 

 

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Slow Food National Leadership Conference

Last month Carolyn Swabek and I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to attend the national Slow Food Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The conference opened with an energetic and promising discussion by Katherine Deumling, Chair of the Slow Food USA Board of Directors and Richard McCarthy, the new Executive Director of Slow Food USA.  They discussed the refocusing of Slow Food’s mission to better serve local chapters and to focus on equity and inclusion in all programs. They also cautioned us …

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