Every two years, Slow Food communities from around the world come together for an extraordinary and important event called Terra Madre & Salone del Gusto, a conference that is a sort of “Olympics for [Slow] food.”
The participants in this global conference have an opportunity to share and learn about the vast diversity of food from around the world and come together with small-scale farmers, educators, chefs and artisans who follow the Slow Food principles of good, clean, fair, safe and accessible food for all.
And what does this have to do with us?
Lots! This year, Slow Food USA has invited Deb Cazavilan, a board member of Slow Food Des Moines, to be one of 240 U.S. delegates to the food and farming conference in Italy.
This year, the theme of Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto is “food diversity as an alternative to industrial agriculture,” especially as expressed through Slow Food’s projects. The events also will closely coordinate with the International Year of the Family Farmer.
Being selected for this historic event is a special honor. Deb’s delegate status covers her admission to the event, along with (what will likely be spectacular) food. However, she’s got to come up with funds to cover her plane tickets and housing during the event. And that’s where you (and we) come in.
We invite you to join us in supporting Deb, with a donation today. Read this next post for suggestions of how you can help one of our own.