Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Slow Food at St. Mary's

Last night, Yvonne Prinz and I went to St. Mary's College in Moraga to hear Raj Patel speak about the theses in his book "Stuffed and Starved...." Before the talk, we met Anne Horack and some members of the St. Mary's community. There is a lot of excitement on campus about food and the food system. This year, the freshmen planted an organic garden that supplies some of the needs of the cafeteria. They would like to expand the production of the garden, although it is off to a great start. We decided to work with Anne, a member of Slow Food Delta Diablo, to screen "King Corn" on campus very, very soon. In addition, we are hoping to assist in hosting an Eat-in at the campus garden. All of these actions are with the goal of mentoring St. Mary's College in their creation of a Slow Food on Campus chapter. After all this excitement, we sat and listened to Raj Patel talk about the global food system and how Slow Food is a growing movement that can take an active role in changing the way things work globally. A good night!!

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