Slow Food Upstate

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Slow Food Upstate RECLAIMING OUR FOOD in Community Gardens

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Saturday July 28, 2012 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 205 Cedar Ln. Greenville, SC 29611  (map)

COMMUNITY GARDENS Visits and Workshops

a collaboration between Gardening for Good, Slow Food Upstate and the Swamp Rabbit Cafe'



A collaboration between Gardening for Good, Slow Food Upstate and the Swamp Rabbit Cafe'


Saturday, July 28 from 9am until 1 pm

Join the celebration of Greenville’s grassroots food movement by visiting community gardens and attending taste education workshops hosted at the Swamp Rabbit Café. Come by bike, foot or automobile, and meet your friends for breakfast or lunch at the Swamp Rabbit Café. Then join in a free workshop by Slow Food Upstate in the parking area, and get your map for a free tour of the community gardens surrounding the Swamp Rabbit Trail sponsored by Gardening for Good.

9:00-9:30 Meet and greet, find out “What is Slow Food?” by chapter leader Jan Wesley

9:30-10:00 What’s in the garden and how did it get there? A little fun food history by Renato Vicario

10:00-11:00 Sensational Kids “Dressing up Veggies” Bring your kids to this fun workshop and let them get their hands in to making their own salad dressing. Kids get to take home their creation, made from organic olive oil, apple cider vinegar, local honey and fresh garden herbs. All ages welcome. Lead by Slow Food Upstate Interns, from Clemson University and Slow Food on Campus Clemson.

Sensational Kids thanks euphoria, and the LBDG event for their grant that makes the children’s workshop possible.

11:00-11:45 A Honey Tasting, the Gift of Bees Join Slow Food Upstate to learn about bees, and the many different types of Mono-Culture honey’s from around the world.

Learn how to compare the tastes, and distinguish what makes a good quality honey, as well as varietals that Slow Food protects on the catalog of rare and disappearing foods, “The Ark of Taste”.

12:00-1:00 Take Back the Value Meal! Learn how to shop and prepare a delicious good, clean and fair meal with items at the Swamp Rabbit Grocery for less than $5.00 per person. We start inside with the shopping list, and end with great recipes to prepare a delicious meal at a great value.




Slow Food Upstate will host taste education workshops regarding fresh seasonal vegetables and how they made their way to the South Carolina, how to prepare them deliciously, and how to preserve them. Also, learn how to shop and prepare a meal for less than $5.00 from the grocery at the Swamp Rabbit, and teach your taste buds how to distinguish a good quality honey, with information on how you can help the farms protect local bees, and keep the local food system with abundant pollinators. Gardening for Good will host workshops on how to start and sustain a community garden, and how to reconnect with your food through gardening.


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Slow Food Upstate Board

Janette Wesley, Chapter Leader

Linda Lee, Co-Chair

Joe Augello , Treasurer

Lil Glenn, Secretary

Mary Carney

Sarah Flick

Mary Hayes

Donna Johnston

Eve King

Dr. Beth Kunkle

Jordon Lea

Vivian Portunato

Chris Sermons

Renato Vicario

Dr. Nancy Walker

Brittney Waller

Emily Yepes


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