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Slow Food USA Education Project – Mara Welton

Author: Kritika Slow Food USA, a non-profit organization, works to promote sustainable food practices, strengthen regional food systems, and make people aware of the advantages of eating wholesome, healthy food. The organization’s three pillars are: fostering biological and cultural variety; motivating and educating the community; and advancing policies to transform the food system. The goal

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Meet our partner: Mara Welton

My name is Mara Welton, I am the Director of Programs for Slow Food USA, and my job is to oversee all of the programming across the nation. We are a national office under the whole Slow Food International umbrella.

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Pea balls – let’s give peas a tasty second chance!

pea balls

Have you ever made pea balls? Good old Latvian dishes are good ideas for eating peas in a tastier way. It is very important for Latvians to honor the traditions. As Latvians live according to the Solar calendar, every holiday in the year has an important ritual meaning. Just like the food that is brought

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Behind the seeds – Promoting biodiversity through education, with Lucas Mourão (Brazil)

As part of the 8th ‘Behind the Seeds’ interviews at Terra Madre, Slow Food’s convention in Turin last September, we interviewed Lucas Mourão from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Lucas is the coordinator of Slow Food local community in his city, and works for Jaca Verde PANC, where he gives courses, guided tours, landscaping and consultancy on non-conventional food plants. Lucas is always looking for people that work with biodiversity!

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Looking back on the Soup&Talk event

On 21 January, the 8th annual Soup&Talk organized by 2000m2 Weltacker took place at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The aim of this event was to warm up with hot soup and exchange ideas on existing approaches for the transformation of sustainable agriculture. Lisa Hoffmann, the project coordinator, presented the project at the event. Can beans

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