Slow Food Blue Mountains

About Slow Food

 

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.To do that, Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable. Today, we have over 100,000 members in 132 countries.

 

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Slow Food Blue Mountains (SFBM) has been flourishing since 2006 under the guidance of our Convivium Leader, Anne Elliott.

As a Not For Profit organisation we raise funds to market and implement our Projects as agreed at the AGM held each Feb/March. Find out about our current projects through Facebook or email sfbm@slowfoodaustralia.com.au 

 

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(How is it different from Slow Food?)

Cittaslow communities provide and emphasise the INFRACSTRUCTURE AND FRAMEWORK to allow Slow Food to flourish.  Indeed, our self-assessment for Cittaslow accreditation in this region covered:  Infrastructure, Environment, Quality of Urban Fabric, Hospitality and Community, Cittaslow Awareness Creation and use of Local Products. 

Therefore, there is a strong hospitality, conviviality and food component in the Cittaslow principles.So, whilst there are two separate organisational bodies, they work together synergistically for the benefit of the community... OUR community ... The Blue Mountains.

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Our Slow Food activities in Australia concentrate around several areas; 1. Preserving BiodiversityOur most important goal is the protection of our unique biodiversity and local food traditions  2. Changing the Food System Our food system is broken and it is time to reconnect with where our food comes from and how we can grow food sustainably  3. Community EngagementConviviality is central to our mission so we actively try to connect people to the land and each other through local projects, educational events, and shared meals.

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To find out about what's been happening around the world, check out the Almanac that brings together the year as it was. There is information about projects, campaigns, aspirations and outcomes. A colorful publication illustrated with photographs and produced in six languages in an online format, with facts, figures, stories and an overview of the association’s membership, projects and finances. 

 

We acknowledge the local Gundungurra and Darug people as first Australians and their long and continuous relationship with the land. We recognise their sustainable farming and agricultural practices and pay respect to the knowledge imbedded within the Aboriginal Custodianship of this country.

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