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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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!