Monday, May 12, 2008

The Down Home Diet

Today I had lunch with Christine Dann who has been travelling around the North Island interviewing people for a book with the working title The Down Home Diet. Her book is going to be about relocalising our our food supply, and how it can be produced sustainably. She’s looking at oil-free and low carbon ways of accessing, growing and eating food.

We talked about the Slow Food movement, what the Aotearoa convivium is doing and hoping to achieve in and around Wellington. Christine is looking for examples of how people are producing food and welcomes your stories — write to her at

From what she tells me, there's a lot of interesting things going on out there, a lot of interesting people doing good, food-related things. It’s to be published by Craig Potton Publishers towards the end of this year. I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Slow Fish - Convivium Event

Come join us on Saturday 24th May at midday at Lowry Bay.

This event is open to both members and non members
An r.s.v.p. would be helpful in case we need to make use of the café nearby.
Martin will be there rain or shine!
Ample parking is available at the site.

See you there!

Terra Madre - nomination of Colin Walker

Following our recent Slow Food event with Colin Walker of the Wairarapa Growing Company and Simply Good Food, I have submitted a nomination to Slow Food International for Colin as leader and representative of a NZ Food Community for Terra Madre 2008 in Turin.

Community supported agriculture - Simply Good Food

New Zealand's first community supported agriculture scheme is now up and running. Based in Carterton and delivering to Wellington and the Hutt Valley, Simply Good Food is delivering now. Take a look at their website and join up today.

Unlike CSA schemes overseas, they you can choose exactly what you want, rather than have to take a standard box. Enjoy!