Friday, September 11, 2009

Next Event: Films

Next up for Slow Food Delta Diablo is the annual film screening at Los Medanos College. This is an event we sponsor for students and staff at LMC with the support of members, JoAnn and Dave Hobbs. The screenings have slowly gathered momentum over the past 2 years. This will be our third year of screening films about food and farming.

On the schedule this year: Fresh: the Movie and Homegrown. We think the students will enjoy and learn from both.

In addition, for members who would like to host a small screening in their homes or a house party for increasing membership, we have movies you can use. Remember for the month of September people can join Slow Food for ANY donation. This would be a good time to engage your friends and neighbors. Have them for dinner and a movie and get them to join!

Films available to members are:
Ripe for Change
Eat at Bill's
Harvest Young
King Corn
The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Let one of us know if you want to borrow a film.
Raise awareness, have fun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thanks to all!

In this posting we would like to express thanks to all of the following for support and hard work that made our eat-in a success.
Frog Hollow Farm
Whole Foods Market, Walnut Creek
C&M Party Props
Knoll Farms
Yvonne Prinz, for the loan of her truck
Peter Leiggi, for setup and take down of tables and chairs as well as hauling

Head table members:
Lucy Meinhardt, for insurance and school relations
Lesley Stiles, for connections to donors and promotion

Monday, September 7, 2009

Time for Lunch at Las Lomas

The eat in at Las Lomas was a success! The food was delicious, the conversations stimulating and all activity was in support of healthy school lunch. Most of the attendees were new to Slow Food and we happily received pledges from several new members and some people joined up on the spot. We got 25 new signatures on the Slow Food petition for real food at school.

We heard about school gardens in Bay Point from Debbie and Lee Mason who do an amazing job with an inspirational and big project. Debbie talked about her support for changes in the Child Nutrition Act. It was wonderful to gain support from unexpected places and to see so many new faces.

Many thanks to Whole Foods Walnut Creek, Frog Hollow Farm and Knoll Farms for their sponsorship and support. We couldn't have done this without them. Also, many thanks to all members of the Head Table. Special thanks to Lucy Meinhardt and Lesley Stiles who performed well beyond the call of duty.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What to Bring

The Eat In is a potluck, free to the public. Be sure to bring either a meal for yourselves or a dish to share, plates and utensils. Bring a blanket in case the tables are full. We are not taking RSVPs so we don't know how many people will show up. This is a great way to show Congress and the world that we care about healthy school lunches in Contra Costa County.

Be there or be square!