Tag Archives: Activism

Terra Madre Re-cap

Last month (how can it be a month already?!), I had the privilege and responsibility to represent  Slow Food Chicago in Turin, Italy at Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto 2016 (http://bit.ly/2eg1qH3). This biennial conference and food show celebrates our diverse food cultures, protects biodiversity, and works to improve our global food system through local action and community… Continue Reading

Slow Food Africa

This is Edie Mukiibi. I met him last summer at the Slow Meat Conference in Denver. Edie is an agronomist from Uganda, representing Slow Food International. He works to protect food heritages, support sustainable farmers, celebrate biodiversity and educate on the importance of agriculture to the health of our planet. It was great meeting Edie.… Continue Reading

Jet Set Farmer???

I dropped Beth off at O’Hare this past Tuesday. She was traveling to Minneapolis for the Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) National Conference. ERME is a part of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) which in turn is part off the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  As the name implies, ERME educators help farmers identify and… Continue Reading