Slow Food Santa Cruz is keeping busy in the community between events! To get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After an extension, 2013 is still a Farm Bill year! Help ensure that the Farm Bill promotes good, clean, and fair food by contacting your representatives. These websites have background info, sample emails, and phone scripts:
And check out the resolution our City Council passed on June 12, 2012 urging Congress to consider the importance of local, diverse food systems to our community!
Santa Cruz Heritage Foods
Slow Food USA works to preserve American food traditions through the Ark of Taste and RAFT programs. We’re bringing these projects to Santa Cruz by identifying foods that are unique to this area, part of our local heritage, and/or in danger of being lost in this region. If you have information about foods that might fit into these projects, or if you’re interested in growing and/or processing foods of this nature, get in touch with us.
Slow Food is about connecting eaters with their local food producers. We’re looking for ways to help you make these connections. If you’re interested in helping, we want to hear from you.
Time for Lunch Campaign
SFSC is working to support the national campaign to improve school lunches by increasing funding. Our Eat-In on Labor Day 2009 brought politicians, school advocates, and the local food community together for lunch. Send us your ideas for improving school lunches and ensuring children in our community have access to foods that nourish them and the planet!
If you can’t give time, but you’d like to show your support for our work, Slow Food Santa Cruz accepts donations of any size. Contact email@example.com to help fund our projects.
Slow Food Santa Cruz has a new face, and you can be part of it! Below are projects we’ve identified as important but that don’t have leaders yet. If you’re enthusiastic about building a team around one of these or another project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Slow Marketplace – Imagine a place online where you can exchange slow foods… We’ll provide the website…
- Food Shed Inventory
- Book Club
- Film Club
- Newsletter – We need content, we need design skills, we need YOU!
- Slow Food on Campus – Students! We want you! Organize a chapter on campus, or recruit your friends to join Slow Food Santa Cruz!
Beyond Slow Food
There are also a lot of other organizations working on issues we care about. Check out the pages below: