Terra Madre Day, Saturday, December 10, is Slow Food International’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production, and show how the Slow Food network is using its creativity and knowledge to express our love for the planet and defend the future for the next generations.
Each year on Slow Food’s anniversary, December 10, food communities and Slow Food convivia (that is, local chapters like ours in metro Des Moines) all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production. Events around the world range from shared meals, fundraisers, community festivals, protests, workshops for children, field trips to visit producers, and much more. It’s a great opportunity to showcase diversity and Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair food to communities, the media and decision makers.
Join in the celebrations this year!
In 2016, Terra Madre Day calls special attention to Slow Food’s first international fundraising campaign Love the Earth, Defend the Future recently launched to help collect the funds for Slow Food to continue its activities independently as a non-profit organization and keep its role as the protector of biodiversity.
Slow Food USA encourages you to include the hashtags #lovetheearth #defendthefuture in your social media posts to help spread the word about the campaign.
Everyone’s invited to join the Terra Madre Day celebration: Slow Food convivia, Terra Madre food communities, chefs, academics, students, Presidia and Ark of Taste producers, and school garden projects – everyone!
Terra Madre Day is celebrated around the globe in many ways, from small gatherings to large events. To find out how Slow Food Des Moines is celebrating, follow our Facebook page and watch for updates.