Have you all heard of Slow Food? “Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.” Sounds like a great group, right? Well it is.
I have been attending meetings with other like minded adults in the Seed to Table group of Slow Food members to help with the garden that will be at our school next year. Attending these meetings has also helped with my own gardening. I have wanted to give back since I began my association with Slow Food. Now I have the chance. They would like to build up imagery for their website so asked if I could photograph each of their schools’ gardens and any other activities related to the Seed to Table program. I have begun and it has been great seeing what other schools are up to. The school pictured below has a huge plot of land (dirt) set aside, waiting for an urban farmer to come use. I hope when a farmer comes, I can get a share (assuming it will have a CSA program).
I just received an email from Andy over at Slow Food Denver letting us know that the Denver Pub. School program allowing produce from the gardens into the cafeterias has gained interest from folks in the Chicago school district. They will be using Denver’s program to begin their own. Pretty cool!
Anyway, I look forward to working with other schools and seeing what they are doing with their kids in the garden.
Harvesting for the Youth Farmer’s Market
Pretty structure in the garden.
Some of the produce at the Youth Farmer’s Market in front of the school.
Each week a Slow Food volunteer chef shares a simple recipe using some of the produce from the garden. This week: Cucumber, ginger and sea salt. Super simple and so tasty. Try it.