Terra Madre 2016

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Terra Madre

Terra Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

Terra Madre is a conference sponsored by the international Slow Food organization that meets once every two years, with the goal of bringing together the farmers, chefs, educators, activists, and others who together comprise the heart of the international sustainable-food movement to discuss issues of common interest and share knowledge.

September 22-26, 2016 in Turin, Italy

Slow Food leaders from around the globe will gather in Italy in September, read more here and here.

Every year delegates from different Slow Food chapters join the Slow Food USA Delegation. The delegation from the USA will represent the variety of people committed to ”Loving the Earth” and changing the food system for the better.

 

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Meet your Terra Madre Delegates

This years delegates to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto are: Amy Henderson and Rachel Hutchinson.  Both are extremely honored and excited to be representing Slow Food Cape Cod at this event.

 

Amy is currently the secretary of Slow Food Cape Cod.  She works with a National Service program, and manages volunteers to promote environmental stewardship through natural resource management and environmental education. Amy believes direct action and education are key elements in the sustainability of Mother Earth. Amy has been directly involved with Slow Food Cape Cod since 2009, but has been a long time supporter and advocate of the local food movement. She sources as much food as possible through CSA shares; farmers’ markets; foraging; and from her home garden

 

Rachel is currently the Co-Chair of Slow Food Cape Cod, she has been involved in Slow Food since 2009.  She works in natural resource management, focusing on the shellfish industry and is passionate about Slow Fish and encouraging sustainable fisheries.  Shellfish provide for a local, direct harvest to table experience for recreational harvesters as well as providing a sustainable nutritious healthy local product while also cleaning the water around them.  They allow families to go out together and harvest their dinner, and allow fishermen to harvest and provide a sustainable living for their families.  Wild Harvest of shellfish as well as Shellfish Aquaculture provide incomes for hundreds of Cape Codders and is a booming Blue Economy. Rachel is honored to be attending Terra Madre as a delegate for Slow Food USA and is hoping to bring stories of the Cape Cod small boat fisheries with her and return with knowledge of sustainable fisheries from around the world.