December 10th: Celebrate Terra Madre Day 2016
Every year on December 10th, the Slow Food Network around the globe celebrates Terra Madre Day.
Food communities and Slow Food convivia all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production. Celebrations take shape with hundreds of events ranging from collective meals, fundraisers, community festivals, protests, workshops for children, excursions to producers, and much more. It’s our way of demonstrating diversity and Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair food to communities, the media and decision makers.
This year’s Terra Madre Day brings special attention to the relevance of biodiversity to build a better future and Slow Food’s first international fundraising campaign Love the Earth, Defend the Future.
Join in the celebrations this year!
Get involved on December 10! Find an event close to you or create one, simple or elaborate, large or small, based on your interests, creativity and availability.
Come out to a Terra Madre Day event:
Brooklyn Warehouse, Halifax. A good, clean, & fair Prix Fixe menu. Chef Steph produces the daily menu the night before. – more info http://brooklynwarehouse.ca/
Dec 9th – 11th
Battery Park’s Birthday Weekend Celebration of good, clean & fair food & drink featuring Nova Scotian small batch craft brewers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://batterypark.ca/
Dec 9th – North Brewing tap takeover and launch of Benjamin Bridge Collaboration beer.
Dec 10th – Five Battery-branded beers. Batattery Pale (TataBrewing), Battery Rock (Boxing Rock), Blood Donair (Big Spruce), Dartmouth Dark (Anchored Coffee), and Saison de Pinot (Benjamin Bridge) on tap
Dec.11 – “12 Dishes of Christmas”: 6 Chefs, 12 Courses, 6 Craft Beers
Want to put on your own celebration?
- Terra Madre Day can be celebrated in an endless number of ways, from small gatherings with friends to large events: a celebratory picnic; a film screening to raise the profile of good, clean and fair food; an excursion to visit producers; a campaign or petition on a particular issue, didactic activities, a local gathering of producers, chefs, youth and others… Be creative! Click here for more ideas on how to celebrate.
- Support Slow Food’s first international fundraising campaign Love the Earth, Defend the Future and help collect the much-needed funds for Slow Food to continue its activities independently as a non-profit organization and keep its role as the protector of biodiversity.
- Use the hashtags #lovetheearth #defendthefuture when you are talking about Terra Madre Day online, to help spread the word!
Tell us what you are doing! Remember to share with us your activities on the official event page of Terra Madre Day!