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Slow Food USA Partners to Build 1,000 Gardens in Africa

Slow Food USA Partners to Build 1,000 Gardens in Africa

It's not just the U.S. that could use locally produced agriculture — a new initiative, founded by Slow Food International and partnered with Slow Food USA, now aims to build 1,000 community and local gardens throughout Africa to help communities become sustainable.

Community gardens have become part of the global movement for local and sustainable food, says president of Slow Food USA Josh Viertel. And part of the problem is the food culture in America, which has a large impact across the globe. "The food culture and agricultural business in the U.S. is negatively affecting Africa," Viertel says. "But it's the same problems we face here: dependency on [genetically modified (GM)] products and chemical fertilizers, and losing local and traditional knowledge of agriculture."

The U.S. exports a large amount of agriculture to Africa in the form of food aid or in GM seeds, Viertel said. These crops, mostly grains like corn or soy, are beginning to drive local farmers out of business; either they can't compete with low prices from U.S. producers or they're going into debt trying to sell GM crops. Unlike most seeds, which can be saved and used over and over again for the same crop, GM seeds need to be bought and grown each season. It means larger production costs for local farmers. "What it does is create engagement in a market that makes the grower, and community, more vulnerable," Viertel says.

So, Slow Foods hopes to reverse the cycle of unsustainable production and give Africans the help they want to become self-sufficient. "We're helping our African partners in response to their wants, who say, 'We don't need GM foods and chemical fertilizers, we want to prove to the world that a different kind of agriculture is possible here,'" Viertel says.

Based on each regions' needs, Slow Food and their partners help communities develop their own gardens, crop varieties, and producers. Some are school gardens, used mainly to source cafeterias and feed schoolchildren, while others are community gardens with different seminars, markets, and community-building events. The gardens are similar to what community gardens in the U.S. look like, says Viertel.

"There's a nutritional component [in the gardens], but there's also a political and community component that's about building stronger communities that are self-reliant, and that take care of each other," he says. "By creating both food and the ability to grow food, we're also creating the ability for communities to stick together."

The best way to get involved is a financial donation, says Viertel; nearly half of the 1,000 gardens are already funded by individuals and Slow Food chapters across the globe. Check out the web site, and see testimonials from the African community gardens below.


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


Projects

Pollinators How would our gardens grow without the help of healthy bees and bugs.

Red Gold film brought out many questions and people wanting to know more about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine you can find out more at these websites Trout Unlimited Alaska or Renewable Resource Coalition. Actions you can take, only eat wild salmon, use less copper and gold. (think water pipes and electricity)

RAFT (Renewing Americas Food Traditions)
RAFT is an alliance of food, farming, environmental and culinary advocates who have joined together to identify, restore and celebrate America’s biologically and culturally diverse food traditions through conservation, education, promotion and regional networking. Check out the SF Upper Columbia RAFT Plant Sale

Heirloom Apples and Homestead Orchards
One of the early projects we planned was to start a registry of homestead orchards in our county so we could begin to learn of the varieties that were planted, their unique characteristics and types that are worth replicating through grafting to new trees. This year the Slow Food USA RAFT program is focusing on heirloom apples and have a Forgotten Fruits Manefesto. If you are interested in working on this project bring your interest to our next meeting and we will set you up with a fruit tree registry form.

Slow Food Youth
Financial assistance for 18-29 year old to attend a hands on workshop (August 6-12) at Quillisascut Farm about the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair” for more information and applications

School Garden
Financial assistance for a regional participant at the Quillisascut School Garden workshop (August 15-19) Building the classroom connections from the soil to the table. information and applications


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