Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Urban Farm Crops up at Owens Field!

Been wondering* about that snazzy new urban farm next to Owens Field?

Here's the story! Architect Robbie McClam's exciting new venture, City Roots, as covered by The State newspaper writer Jeff Wilkinson:

"Part of Green Movement, Farm Sprouts in City"

A pond to raise tilapia, that most sustainable and eco-friendly of farmed fish? Excellent. Recycling the nitrate-rich pond water through troughs of micro-greens hanging above the fish pond? Brilliant!

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photo from original article by TIM DOMINICK/
Post author Tracie Broom is a freelance writer/editor and South Carolina native, back in Columbia after 10 years as Food Editor at San Francisco, CA city guide SF Station. She publishes a foodie blog called The Yum Diary and is thrilled to rejoin the Midlands' flourishing progressive community.

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