Slow Food gardens: guidelines for an international project

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Bra, Italy

March 6th at 17:00 in your time zone

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Over the years Slow Food has started thousands of gardens across the world, and we’re convinced they can be a key element in food and environmental education everywhere.

The oldest of these projects was founded in 1995 by Alice Waters: the Edible Schoolyard Project, while there’s a nationwide Orti in condotta network in Italy, and an ongoing international campaign to create 10,000 Gardens in Africa. These projects are united by common objectives which allow us to consider them one giant international Slow Food network, with distinctive elements compared to other aspects of our work. This forum is an international meeting among the coordinators of Slow Food gardens to discuss their progress, what they have in common and where they differ in their struggle for good, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food education.

Slow Food Communities from across the world share and compare their experiences.



  • Neha Shah, Michigan USA – Slow Food USA, coordinator of the school garden at Burns Park Elementary School
  • Anatoly Merzlikin, Russia, vice-president of Slow Food in Russia for educational projects, coordinator of the educational project “Garden on the windowsill”.
  • Patigidsom Jean Marie Koalga, Burkina Faso, educator and activist for agroecology and sustainable development, coordinator of the Slow Food committee in Burkina Faso and convivium leader in Bagaré
  • Valentina Gucciardo, Italy, coordinator of the Slow Food Orto in Condotta Livorno project. She will be part of the Regional Executive Committee with the task of surveying and coordinating educational projects in Tuscany.

Moderator: Edie Mukiibi – vice-president of Slow Food International and member of the executive committee of Slow Food International, coordinator of the Slow Food Africa network.

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