Friday, July 18, 2008

Slow Food Nation is Coming!

Heard of Fast Food Nation? Well, Slow Food Nation is coming to San Francisco Labor Day weekend, and the event promises to be truly amazing. It will feature a Tasting Pavilion, Marketplace, Victory Garden, and Food for Thought discussions and workshops. I've gone to many food events, but this really promises to be the event "with a heart," with eco lifestyles and sustainability at the forefront.

Of Particular Note...

Location: Herbst Theater | Saturday, August 30, 4:00pm – 7:00pm | Ticket Price/Student Ticket Price: $25/$15 | Student ticket holders will be requested to show valid student identification at the door.

Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser and Carlo Petrini join together in conversation about the local, national and global impact of the philosophy and practice of Slow Food.

And just to be sure we're all on the same eco page, its own web site states:
"In conjunction with the City of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment, Slow Food Nation is promoting a Zero Waste Program to recycle and compost event items like building materials, plates and flatware, food waste and packaging. Slow Food Nation will be audited by the Department of the Environment and is aiming for a high, successful ratio of compost to landfill waste.

Composting at Slow Food Nation will be both interactive and informative and will serve the dual purpose of raising waste-awareness, including highlighting the City of San Francisco’s current composting program and illustrating compost-science.

Slow Food Nation is working with alternative energy providers to use clean energy at the event and with carbon-offset agencies to reduce our carbon footprint.

See you there!

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