Public invited to Slow Food Solano Annual Meeting
Slow Food Solano will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn about the school garden program. The event is a potluck.
For over a decade, the Solano chapter has given grants to teachers at Solano schools to support their school garden programs. These grants allow teachers buy gardening materials so they can focus their efforts on planting vegetables and fruits with their students and integrating the learning into their curriculums. In 2019, 21 grants were made to 20 Solano County school campuses: 6 in Vacaville; 6 in Fairfield; 4 in Vallejo, 3 in Benicia and 1 in Dixon. Slow Food is currently accepting grant requests from teachers.
Chair Cynthia Huddleston notes, this comment from a teacher explains why this program is so important. She said, ‘the garden is one of the few things I have found to spark joy and interest in my students. My students have done research on soil, plants, and seeds. They have a genuine interest in the
science behind gardening.’”
Slow Food Solano also promotes eating locally produced foods and is a chance to share good food with an interesting group of people who believe in the Slow Food philosophy of celebrating food that is good, clean, fair and for all. Events sponsored by Slow Food during the year typically feature local farm produce and a farmer or food writer.
For the event address and to confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-372-8658.
To learn more about Slow Food, please visit www.slowfoodsolano.org.