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.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lower your energy costs at home/office: Free public seminar 10/18!

Thanks again to Sustainable Midlands' Ryan Nevius for spearheading such great public programs on greening our homes and workplace environments! The RCPL composting workshops were a smash sellout success. Next up:

Monday, October 18th at 6PM in Columbia, SC: 

Free public seminar on how to reduce your energy costs at home and in the office! Attendees will learn the most effective techniques to save money on building energy costs, and who can help get the job done.

Sustainable Midlands, The United States Green Business Council (USGBC), Midlands Chapter and the South Carolina Energy Office are joining together to offer this seminar to Midlands residents and small businesses.

"Techniques, Technologies & To Do's: Solutions to lowering your energy costs at home & in the office"
Monday, October 18
6pm, Free
The Olympia Room at the 701 Whaley building (upstairs/2nd floor)
701 Whaley Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 

For more information and to reserve your free seat today: 

Email your RSVP to Ryan Nevius at ryan@sustainable or call 803-381-8747.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Potluck lunch + Boys & Girls Club crop mob, Sat. Sept. 25!

dig in

Follow Slow Food Columbia

THIS MONTH ONLY: Join Slow Food for only $25! The annual September low-cost membership drive is on. Click here to get in on the cheap! Usually $60! (Through Sept. 30, 2010.)
Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 20th
6:30 pm, City Roots Farm

DIG IN! Crop Mob & Potluck 
Saturday, September 25th 
Greetings Everyone!

I hope you all can make to our monthly meeting on Monday. We will be discussing our potluck lunch event on Saturday, September 25 at City Roots Farm. We still need volunteers and home chefs to help out!

Please know that if you would rather dig than cook, come on down to the Boys and Girls Club by Memorial Stadium in Rosewood on Saturday morning!

If you would rather cook than dig, feel free to bring or drop off your potluck dish to City Roots!

If you want to do both, hurrah!

Below are the details for the event. Please email with any and all questions!

"Everyday people have the power to change the world, and have a great time while doing it. Our
food system's broken, and it's up to us to fix it, so let's dig in." 

Join Slow Food Columbia, Boys and Girls Club Families and City Roots Farm as we create a butterfly garden at the Boys and Girls Club Ben Arnold Center.

The garden will complement the center's organic community garden and pioneer "seed to table" programing done at the center.  The kids at Ben Arnold won the Best Tomato grown by a Community Garden at our recent Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!

Everyone will then enjoy a tour of City Roots farm, and Slow Food Columbia will provide a potluck lunch for all participants!

Below is the schedule for the day of the event.  Please respond to so that we can plan the potluck.

Volunteer Schedule for Sat., Sept. 25:

8:45-12 noon: work at Ben Arnold Center constructing garden.

The Boys & Girls Club
1100 S.Holly St

Columbia, SC 29205

12 noon: tour of City Roots

12:15: lunch provided by Slow Food Columbia volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club families at City Roots Farm

Please bring a potluck dish to feed approximately 20 people. As many of our guests will be working families, please choose an easy to make dish with at least one local/in season ingredient and a recipe card.

See you there!