Monday, April 19, 2010

Slow Food St. Mary's

Students Lorena Sanchez and Ian Sharp, under the advisement of faculty member Professor Patrizia Longo, are founding the first Slow Food on Campus chapter at St. Mary's College of California. Ian and Lorena are currently in the midst of planning an informational event to generate student interest in Slow Food and grow membership. During an upcoming campus social hour in May, the founding students intend to set up a booth. From the booth, they will offer locally sourced foods for students to sample and Slow Food information. After attracting membership at this event, Ian and Lorena will then be able to submit the final documents required by Slow Food USA to become a recognized campus chapter. Although in its infancy, the campus chapter has a promising future ahead that includes film screenings, panel discussions, and food tastings.