Terra Madre is a community that “brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.” It’s an awful big mouthful and a lot to chew on.
Slow Food is organizing a global event on December 10 called Terra Madre day (it is also the 20th anniversary of the Slow Food movement). To participate is simple – attend or host an event that recognizes and celebrates sustainable food. They have defined “7 Pillars of food wisdom” to help understand their definition of this better:
- Access to good, clean and fair food
- Agricultural and biodiversity
- small-scale food production
- food sovereignty
- Language, cultural, and traditional knowledge
- Environmentally responsible food production
- Fair and sustainable trade
There is an interactive map of global events here and a list of ideas for your own event (such as a communal dinner) here. You can register your event through their site and, together, we can make a difference.
We haven’t made plans yet and are thinking of some ideas… What are you up to?