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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 701 Whaley, Wed. April 27

Huge thanks to everyone who made our first-ever "Slow Food at Indie Grits" kick-off party such a smashing success!

Feast your eyes on Jonathan Sharpe's GORGEOUS event photos:!/media/set/fbx/?set=a.10150158997272707.301583.613107706

Thanks to all the new attendees at last night's monthly meeting! The energy was electric in our discussions about heirloom produce, Southern Foodways, ETV radio possibilities, even more upcoming event & partnership possibilities, and more!
  • MEANWHILE: Our next event is next week! 
    The Wild & Scenic Film Festival at 701 Whaley, Wed 4/27
    A VERY cool film & food event next week, of which Slow Food Columbia is honored to be a big part!

    Wild and Scenic Film Festival

    Wednesday, April 27
    5:30pm - 10:00pm
    701 Whaley Street
    Columbia, SC
    Hosted by the Carolina Green Fair, Eventbrite

    Founded in Nevada City, CA, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is being brought to Columbia by Vanessa Driscoll (The Southern Greenie, V Events) and the Carolina Green Fair. Slow Food Columbia has been selected as one of the 7 local, green nonprofits to receive a sponsorship AND we got to pick one of the films!

    More info:

    Join the Columbia Green Fair, Half Moon Outfitters, Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Sustainable Midlands in recognizing 41 years of Earth Day at this celebration of films at 701 Whaley Street. CPAC, PalmettoPride, The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Slow Food, Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Sustainable Midlands will present seven short films.

    Order $10 advance tickets via Eventbrite:

    Tickets will be $15 at the door!

    Silent Auction items will be available for bidding until 9:45
    Drawings for gift bags from our national sponsors!
    Doors will open at 5:30PM and Close at 10:00PM

    6:35: “One Percent of the Planet” (15 min) - Conservation Voters of SC
    1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

    7:00: “Brower Film Awards” (30 min) Sustainable Midlands
    Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards to honor founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. The awards recognize six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental justice advocacy. Meet the 2010 winners: Ana Elisa Perez-Quintero, De’Anthony Jones, Freya Chay, Marcus Grignon, Misra Walker, Varsha Vijay7:03:

    7:30: “Witness” (18 min) The Nature Conservancy
    Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms.

    7:48 Intermission

    8:00 “The Majestic Plastic Bag” (4 min) Palmetto Pride
    Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary.

    8:10 “Better Bones and Garden” (25 min) – Slow Food
    Dan Phillips and Kipp Nash are remaking the common house and garden in wildly imaginative ways. They use cattle bones, wine corks, DVDs, and bottle caps as building materials, and lawns are transformed into lush, nutritious gardens. A whimsical story of how a little strife and change in attitude can lead us all to better homes and gardens.

    8:40 “The Story of Bottled Water” (8 min) City of Columbia Climate Protection Advocacy Council
    Why do Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap? The film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

    8:48 “Slow the Flow” (27 min) - The South Carolina Wildlife Federation
    Follow a landscaper who shocks his neighbors by putting in native landscaping. Discover a school district that goes green. Meet a non-profit, which puts gardens in the city. The projects and approaches highlighted are very low-tech, cheap, and beautiful, making a good argument for kicking back

    Food provided by LowCo BBQ and 116 State. Snacks provided by Annie's Naturals and Clif Bar. Cash bar for beer and wine will be available as well.

    Special thanks to our Sponsors:

    The Nickelodeon
    Half-Moon Outfitters
    Columbia Free Times
    LowCo BBQ
    116 State
    Annie's Naturals
    Sierra Nevada
    Klean Kanteen
    Clif Bar

    Order $10 advance tickets via Eventbrite:

    Tickets will be $15 at the door!