For this Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, in all the different forms it’s taken during these months of organization, there’s been one element that’s been central throughout: mass participation in a collective work of writing on the future of food.

Special Guests

Many of the events at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto feature special guests: intellectuals, writers, economists, philosophers, anthropologists, ecologists and educators who, together with farmers, herders, fishers and cooks, offer their vision of the environment, agriculture and food.

Slow Food Communities

For over 16 years our movement has been testing the validity of this vision, a structure which has different characteristics compared to more traditional forms of organization like political parties and associations.

Photos: Oliver Migliore and Marco Del Comune

And You!

We’re inviting our network around the world to host their own events as part of Terra Madre:

Be Part of Terra Madre!


Say hello to Terra Madre

The Great Wall of Terra Madre will become a Social Wall – you’ll find it here on the website – just scroll down!

The social wall is open to everyone: if you use the event’s official hashtags #TerraMadre or #SlowFoodforChange in your posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, your post will be visible on our website.

Give it a go: make a post saying “Hello #TerraMadre!” with a photo of a traditional product from your local area or a plate of food you’ve cooked, and tell us something about it… and you’re one of us already!

Manisha Shah in her garden