Plant a Seed Campaign
We recognize that food is a cause of climate change. From field to fork, our food system contributes a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions. Food is a victim of climate change, too. Drought, desertification, floods, sea-level rise and ocean pollution put our food at risk across the world.
But we are believers in Slow Food, and we want to talk about food as a solution — and a delicious one — to climate change.
So in 2018, we are leaning into the theme, Food for Change. Throughout our events and campaigns, we are focusing on how individuals and communities can raise our forks against climate change.
The Plant a Seed Kit
Our spring campaign brings together schools, chapters and individuals across the world who are champions of Food for Change.
The Plant a Seed kit contains the Three Sisters — beans, corn and squash — that, when planted together, help one another thrive and survive. These aren't just any seeds. These particular seeds are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, our living library of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction: Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn, Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, and beautiful Christmas Lima Beans.
For every kit purchased, we will send one kit to a school garden in need. Help us teach kids about climate change and the wonderful new flavors of biodiversity!
Slow Food chapter leaders can request a free kit here by March 1.