What is Slow Food?
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food advocates good, clean and fair food for all.
The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.
When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.
We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.
What is Slow Food Bluegrass?
Slow Food Bluegrass is an all volunteer local chapter of Slow Food International. We seek to carry out the Slow Food mission of good, clean, and fair food for all, here in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Slow Food Bluegrass supports the activities and education of like-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations. Food is a part of our daily lives and is central to our culture and celebrations.We encourage the community to get involved with Slow Food by bringing good, clean, and fair foods to their tables.
Slow Food Bluegrass Programs
Slow Food Bluegrass Garden Grant
Slow Food Bluegrass is excited to offer our 2016 School Garden Grant, created specifically to support a school garden project based in Louisville, KY. This grant totals $5,000 and will be distributed over the course of three years: $2,500 in year one, $1,500 in year two, and $1,000 in year three. To be eligible for a Slow Food Bluegrass Garden Grant, applicants must be a (a) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or (b) nonprofit (public or private) K‐12 school, developing a student garden project focused on connecting and engaging children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Please note that priority will be given to both limited‐resource communities and to projects clearly demonstrating strong buy‐in from stakeholders.
Applications will be accepted between November 30, 2015 and March 1, 2016 only. Grant recipients will be announced on or by March 8, 2016.