The Shoalhaven, situated on the south coast of New South Wales, encompasses a magnificent stretch of coastline bordered by the Great Dividing Range, with many lakes and inlets and an abundance native flora and fauna. It supports a diverse range of fresh produce including seafood, market gardens, dairy, meat and vineyards.
Slow Food Shoalhaven was formed in 2006 and is now one of the largest convivia in Australia. Catch up with us at one of our Events or download our latest Newsletter for more information on what's happening in our Convivium.
Is our global food system is broken? On the one hand we have over 1.3 billion people in the world that go to bed hungry every night. 60% of them are women and children, with under-nutrition contributing to over 2.6 million children dying under the age of five. Then there is the obesity epidemic - with more than 1.4 billion adults globally currently overweight, of which 500 million obese and 40 million of them children. Many of these 1.4 billion overweight are suffering from health issues that are largely preventable through a more sustainable diet and lifestyle.
Slow Food aims to move Australia and the world towards a better food system whereby everyone can enjoy good, clean food that is delicious and good for those who eat it, fair for those who produce and supply it, and sustainable for the long term well-being of our planet.
We do this by supporting international as well as regional and local projects related to responsible (local) food supply and production and protection of biodiversity, and by educating people – especially children – on the pleasures and benefits of good, clean and fair food. We also join the debate and raise awareness on some of the most pressing topics affecting our current food system. Our initiatives range from local community activities, food workshops and events to supporting larger projects, campaigns and events coordinated by Slow Food Australia and International Headquarters in Italy, and they almost always include delicious food.
Started as a counter-movement against the introduction of Fast Food in Italy in the 1980’s, Slow Food has grown to an international, not-for-profit, volunteer based organization with over 100,000 members in over 150 countries. Slow Food Australia currently has 900+ members, and we are seeking to double that in the next year.
Please join us!