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Dorm Room Gardening Workshop: On Sunday April 8, 2:30 pm, Slow Food had an Ecolympics event about growing food in your room!
The Harvest/La Cosecha Documentary Screening with Bon Appetit: On Friday, April 13, 7:30, Bon Appetit and Slow Food Oberlin screened the documentary The Harvest, which follows three young people who work in farm fields harvesting the food we all eat. Following the screening we held a discussion and the creation of a collage.
A Visit with Young Kim: Oberlin alum and food justice activist visited campus on April 17 and 18 to share his experiences working in food justice as an Oberlin alum.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Scone Baking Party
Terra Madre Day 2011: For Terra Madre Day on December 10, Slow Food screened Food Inc and served a variety of local apple themed snacks. The film sparked some interesting discussions that we hope will continue in the future!
TEDx Fruitvale’s Harvesting Change Viewing Party: On Friday, October 14, Slow Food and Bon Appetit held a viewing party for a unique conference on farmworker justice, held by TEDx and the Bon Appetit Foundation outside of Oakland, CA. The three sessions covered everything from the history of the farmworker movement and food justice movements working together to child labor abuses to work songs. Piper, the Midwest Bon Appetit Fellow, and Meredith Diamond, an intern for a local farmworker justice advocacy organization, the Immigrant Worker Project, joined us to talk about Oberlin College food sources and some of the issues of our current food system.
Cookie Baking for New Students: A Sweet Treat with Slow Food Oberlin! Slow Food Oberlin officers invited new students to take a break and bake (and eat) cookies on Saturday, Sept 3 from 7-9:30 pm. We had about 100 freshman come through and had a great time meeting new students, baking, and talking about Slow Food Oberlin!
Gary Paul Nabhan: Slow Food Oberlin co-sponsored a three day visit by Gary Paul Nabhan, the “father of the local food movement,” who spoke to students about food issues and the already visible impacts of climate change on traditional foodways. (April 2011)
Oberlin Food Week 2011: Over 6 days in March, a wide ranging group of student organizations, campus offices and community members presented ten different events related to food and food issues. Check out photos from Slow Food Oberlin’s lecture and tasting with local goat farmer and cheese maker Abbe Turner here. (March 2011)
Fresh Screening: Students enjoyed a screening and discussion about Fresh, a documentary exploring the pioneers who are working for a better food system. (March 2011)
Local Foods Fest: Slow Food enjoyed tabling at the annual Local Foods Fest, which celebrates our local food system every fall.
Terra Madre 2010: Erin spent four days in Turin over fall break at the international Slow Food conference held every two years. Her blog is here. (October 2010)
Apple Sauce Making Party and Apple Tasting: We tried a variety of a local apples, cooked and raw, and learned some fun facts about these fruits in the process! (October 2010)
Slow Food USA Dig In: An national afternoon of service organized by Slow Food USA. We volunteered at the Johnson House Garden, putting the garden to bed for the fall. (September 2010)