Monday, April 2, 2012

Terra Madre - essay 3

This probably doesn't fit in the A-Z blog challenge; but I just submitted the delegate application, I thought would go ahead and share:

Why do you want to go to Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto?
Globally, the food we eat, how it is grown, processed, distributed, and who grows and controls it has changed radically in the last fifty years. These changes adversely affect our lands, our waters, and our people.   Awareness of our broken food system is growing. People are fearful and sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity of problems; but there is hope and there are solutions.

To bring these solutions to the fore, the Slow Food, Good Food, Local Food, Responsible Food, Just Food, movement et al. needs leaders. Since I started farming, I’ve grown into leader/advocate for local and sustainable foods, but I can get much better. Traveling to northern Italy this fall, tasting traditional foods from all over the world, and engaging in the stories of growers from all over the world will expand my contacts, give me new knowledge, and inspire me to continue to change the world.


  1. Wow--I love this site. I am a gung-ho fan of sustainable everything, especially agriculture.
    I will be back!
    A-Z Challenger

  2. I like the local thing. However, we have a very short growing season--only 70 days. So need to rely on surrounding communities, too.

  3. Yeah, to sustainable farming!

  4. We're really passionate about sustainable farming and putting "culture" (and community) back into agriculture.

  5. great to meet you. I've written a bit about our food systems as well, particularly with regard to New Zealand and big business. Sustainable is definitely the way to go wherever possible.
    Sue: An A-Z of Climate Matters