Slow Food Blue Mountains
Terra Madre 2010, Italy
In 2009 the very first Terra Madre Day organized by Slow Food saw more than 1,000 events take place across 120 countries in one of the largest collective occasions celebrating food diversity and the right to good, clean and fair food ever achieved on a global scale. Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre communities brought the voice of small-scale farmers and producers, responsible cooks and concerned consumers to their regions, expressing how our global campaign for better food begins with local sustainable economies that make our lives more pleasurable.
This year we have the opportunity to demonstrate not just the diversity of our network, but its connectedness and resolve, by supporting the Thousand Gardens in Africa project. Many actions for Terra Madre Day will incorporate exchanges or twinnings between their community and those participating in this Slow Food project, or raise funds to support one of these food gardens. In addition, this year will also be an opportunity to present our communities, local decision makers and media with a new document, to be developed during the international Terra Madre meeting, which will outline sustainable policies to support the change we are actively working for.
Once again we invite you to highlight the importance of eating locally on December 10, using your creativity to spread our message and promote better food systems.
To assist you, the Information for Organizers Guide, a downloadable graphics kit and event registration form is available on the updated Terra Madre Day website, which you can also visit for inspiration from last year's events. The mailed Terra Madre Day kit (flag, badges and stickers), will be available for events registered by November 10. However, organizers attending the Terra Madre international meeting in Turin this October will need to collect their kits from the Terra Madre Day
space at the event, which will also feature an exhibit of our activities in 2009.
Thank you for your work, and integral role in this global revolution with local roots,
Slow Food International President
Read More about Terra Madre 2010 at http://slowfoodaustralia.com.au/events/international/terra-madre/
Terra Madre 2008
In 2008, Blue Mountains resident and owner of Lushious Gourmet Vegetarian Catering, Sid Stolk, was selected as one of 7 chefs/caterers forming part of a delegation including 21 food communities from across Australia to Terra Madre (translated as Mother Earth), the biennial international meeting which brings together food communities....
Read More about Slow Food Blue Mountains presence at Terra Madre 2008