Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Get Ready to Celebrate...

Its time to re-connect with local food.

Preparations are underway for the worldwide celebration of Slow Food’s 20th anniversary and ‘Eating Locally’ on Terra Madre Day this December 10. With just a few weeks until the big day, people from all corners of the world are planning a wide range of actitivites and events which will be as diverse and unique as the communities holding them - from a shared dinner under an elephant at the Tolouse Natural history museum in France, to a community folk festival in Bangladesh, and a fish canning party in the USA. 

People from all over the world will be celebrating.

Slow Food convivia, Terra Madre food communities and all people supportive of the slow food movement and its ideals are invited to organize an event, however small or symbolic, in your local area.

By taking this opportunity with passion and inclusiveness, we can achieve one of the largest collective occasions celebrating food diversity ever achieved on a global scale.

A global revolution can only grow from local roots, and together our community actions will help build opposition to the misguided approach of agribusiness.

We invite you to let loose your creativity and make December 10 a memorable day, encouraging and supporting sustainable food in your corner of the world. It will give us all a boost and renewed pride in what we are doing locally, while knowing that we are part of a world network for change.

If you would like to join this global celebration, the Terra Madre Day website can help you get going to organize an event of your own. Download the Information for Organizers guide for a full overview, event ideas, tips on promoting your activities, FAQs and more. In addition, there are range of graphic materials and designs available here, including the Terra Madre Day logo and world map, posters, banners, postcards, pins etc. 

At FRANK, we think its a great idea whose time has come and encourage you to celebrate in any way that works for you. If you can not organize an event but still want to participate, find out what's happening in your neighborhood and get out there on December 10.


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