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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slow Food U.S.A. Annual Southeast Regional Leaders' Meeting, Feb. 24

This just in from the mothership! If you are a current member of Slow Food Columbia and would like to attend this meeting, let us know at info@slowfoodcolumbia.org and we'll introduce you to Jovan Sage via email in advance. Thanks!

The Slow Food Southeast Regional Leader's Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 9:30a-4:30p in Atlanta, Georgia at the Clarkston Community Center (3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021).

Keynote Speakers include Paolo Croce, General Secretary, Slow Food International and Richard McCarthy, Incoming Executive Director of Slow Food USA. The meeting will be facilitated by Jovan Sage, Leadership Program Manager of Slow Food USA.

Many of the chapters in the southeastern United States are very actively involved in the food movement, and there is strength in numbers. The annual Southeast Regional Leader's Meeting is just around the corner and we are welcoming chapter leaders from the rest of the South to join us.

We hope to build a stronger sense of community amongst the southeastern US Slow Food chapters. During this daylong meeting we will be exploring ways to increase unity and strengthen the network. Ultimately, we want to take the work of the region to a deeper level of commitment, but we need involved members to help determine what that work should be.

This will be our first opportunity to begin building a stronger sense of community within the southeastern United States. Please pass this onto your membership as this meeting is open to Chapter leaders and member representatives.

Registration is now open on BrownPaperTickets.

P.S. To be connected to a homestay please contact Gabraelle Lane at  240.460.0111  or gabraellelane@gmail.com.