Now available in a spiral bound book. Get your own copy! A portion of the proceeds of the curriculum support Slow Food Denver’s Seed-to-Table program.
Just got this amazing link from Pam Hueseman: http://www.finecooking.com/articles/cyor/baked-pasta.aspx. It is a website from Fine Cooking that allows you to create your own dishes by dragging ingredients into the bowl. What a great addition to a school garden lesson, especially if students have ipads or you have access to a Smart Board.
We were happy to host Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement and Richard McCarthy, executive director of Slow Food USA last weekend! We were so inspired to hear from Carlo as well as to share our work in Denver with him and Richard.
For those gardens who ordered herbs, they will be here May 13 and we you can pick them up at our next meeting, or any time after. Contact Gigia@slowfooddenver.org with any questions.
Ready for a new gardening year? We are! We’ve set our schedule for 2013 with our regular monthly workshops for Seed-to-Table participants, as well as two introductory classes.
See our Events page for more info and to sign up.
Check out this blog on the Edible Schoolyard page: an interview with our Program Director Gigia Kolouch.
Support Slow Food Denver on December 4, for Colorado Gives Day.
Please contribute to Slow Food Denver on Colorado Gives Day, and you will continue to support:
• 800 school garden and taste education classes for nearly 9000 students
• 90 Crop Mob volunteers to assist small, urban, sustainable farmers
• $9000 in microgrants to support local, sustainable food projects
• Farm tours to introduce 100+ Denver-area residents to local growers
• Over 100 Youth Farmers Markets, educating students and providing fresh food to Denver
• Building community through sharing and enjoying food with others
We are one of the most active Slow Food chapters in the country
As part of Colorado Gives Day, 100% of every donation goes to the charity of your choice.
Thank you and have a wonderful holiday.
Thank all of you who came to our October Workshop about School Garden Resources. Here is a list of Resources and links we shared. All of the websites listed are live links, so you can click on them to get to the pages. Also we talked about the concept of Food Literacy and current research. This is the study analyzing Current Food Literacy Research.
Slow Food Denver’s Seed-to-Table Alliance is thrilled to add a new benefit to your school’s Alliance Membership! We have engaged Erin Ludlow, a trained chef, to teach cooking classes at your school. Just choose one of the time slots listed here (classes are 1.5 hours within the slot) and indicate your school name and time of class in the comments. Erin will contact you to firm things up and will send a supply list and more information directly to you.
If you are interested in Erin doing more than one class (on the same day, or another date), she will work with you. The fee for additional classes is $50.
Sign up on the Events Page.
Secretary of Education and Secretary of Health and Human Services visit Lowry School Garden. Garden leader Lisa Emerson and Slow Food Project Director Andrew Nowak had a chance to show case some of our work! Thank you.
Alice Waters visited Bradley Elementary last week on her way to luncheon hosted by the Center for Women’s Health Research. Alice gave an inspiring speech about the true meaning of health through living a satisfying life of the senses, body and mind.
Denver Youth Farmers’ Markets are starting up! Support your local school garden by visiting one of these markets:http://dug.org/youth-farmers-markets-schedule/
If you have not been able to attend the previous Youth Farmers’ Market and/or Garden to Cafeteria Training, two more sessions have been set up.
August 20 1-3 pm at Steele
August 22 9-11 am at Steele.
The first hour is YFM, the second GTC. Come to one or both. Here’s the link to sign up.