Slow Food Projects

Slow Food believes that gastronomy is inseparable among other things from politics, agriculture, and the environment and, obviously, agriculture and ecology globally.

Slow Food defends the biodiversity of our food, is committed to the education of taste, and puts quality food producers in contact with co-producers through organized activities.

To do this, the movement has taken a very original approach:

Globally, Slow Food leads projects that seek to benefit local communities, their people, and their environment. In Australia, each of the groups regularly organizes projects and activities focused on these goals.

Future and Current Projects

Perpetual Food Bowl Initiative

Have you ever toyed with the idea of growing a little of your own food but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you don’t have much space? We have just the package for you – introducing our new perpetual Food Bowl Kit! This exciting new project is designed to encourage and support novice gardeners to have a go at growing some food in their own space and it is wholly funded by Slow Food Hunter Valley.

Food Education

Slow Food believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced, and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food.

Earth Market

It is an international network of markets that works in accordance with the principles of Slow Food. The protagonists are small producers and food craftsmen. They sell only what they produce and can personally guarantee the quality of their products which are local, fresh, and seasonal. In Australia, Slow Food Hunter Valley organises the Maitland Earth Market.

Snail of Approval

The Snail of Approval is an international recognition program for farmers, food producers, artisans, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes, chefs, and cooks that demonstrate a philosophy of adopting earth-friendly practices.

Ark of Taste

The Ark of Taste is an international project that counts over 5,400 products worldwide that are at risk of becoming extinct due to industrial agriculture, the standardisation and large-scale distribution of global food markets, and environmental issues.

10,000 Gardens in Africa

Globally, Slow Food has the goal to create 10,000 good, clean, and fair food gardens in African schools and communities that means not only raising awareness among young generations about the importance of food biodiversity and access to healthy, fresh food but also training a network of leaders aware of the value of their land and their culture who can serve as protagonists for change and the continent’s future.