The Acadia convivium officially began in April of 2010 and was created with the help and guidance of Tristaca Caldwell and Michael Howell. Slow Food Acadia was the first on-campus convivium in Canada and has been in existence for a full year now. The convivium consists of university students and all events are aimed toward that demographic to rekindle Acadia students’ interest in local food.
- Maria Vautour Co-Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neil Barss Co-Leader 089627B@acadiau.ca
- Tristaca Caldwell Faculty Advisor Tristaca.Caldwell@acadiau.ca
- Barb Anderson Faculty Advisor Barb.Anderson@acadiau.ca
To rekindle Acadia’s students’ interest in local food, to introduce students to local food related businesses, and to provide the opportunity to explore the social and human aspects of food.
Wine Tasting and Tour
Slow Food Acadia’s first event was a tour of the Gaspereau Vineyard and Winery. The event consisted of a walking tour of the vineyard while sampling some wines paired with cheese from a local farm (Fox Hill)
Potluck and Terra Madre Presentation
Our second event was a potluck and a short presentation including a slide show of Neil Barss’s trip to Terra Madre in Italy.
Terre Madre Day Lunch
On Terra Madre Day members of Slow Food Acadia were invited to a delicious lunch at Tempest, a local restaurant run by Michael Howell who is the leader of Slow Food Nova Scotia,
The next event put on by Slow Food Acadia was a pasta cooking class with a local chef. Students who attended learned how to make several different types of pasta and after all the cooking was done, everyone enjoyed a lovely meal that they had just created.
The final event of the year by Slow Food Acadia was a movie night and potluck in conjunction with the Nutrition and Dietetics Society. The movie shown was titled Food Matters and was followed by a group discussion.
- Apple picking and apple sauce cook off
- Sushi cooking class
- Tours of local farms and businesses