Due to limited places the event is invite only. Check out the Slow Food International Facebook page to find photos of the gardens and the event. And get involved in the project yourself! The Slow Food network in Africa is helping to set up new gardens while at the same time promoting local consumption and the education of future generations. The network is also working to raise the profile of African biodiversity and food culture, and to raise both citizens and politicians awareness of important political campaigns (like that against the introduction of.
Moderating the event will be renowned journalist. Bill Emmott, alongside, shane Holland, trustee of Londons Slow Food Convivium, who will be acting as host for the event. Slow Food representatives from all around the UK (England, Wales, Scotland) will also be there. New instruments have also been developed, such as a handbook for the communities, a technical manual for the trainers and a video that has been translated into numerous African languages. New channels of communication have also been activated (Facebook, radio stations, etc.). From 1,000 to 10,000 gardens: this is the challenge with which Slow Food began 2014. An ambitious goal that Slow Food and its Foundation for Biodiversity are undertaking with the help of the network of Terra Madre communities in Africa, and with a major fundraising campaign across the rest of the world. The project has also gained many new supporters throughout the year, including celebrities such as Steve McCurry. The world famous photographer took shots of some of the African Slow Food producers/leaders for Lavazzas 2015 calendar, whose theme this year is Earth Defenders. Slow Food International President. Carlo Petrini will be present to explain the project to a British audience, along with. John Kariuki Mwangi, activities coordinator for Kenya, and two students of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo: Themba Chauke, from South Africa, and, eunice Njoroge, from Kenya. Ph. Paola Viesi, there is still a lot of work to do and everyones collaboration is fundamental. That is why this meeting will take place in London at Borough Market today.