The 2015 edition of Slow Food USA’s signature initiative, Slow Meat, will take place in Denver, June 4-6. Approximately 200 delegates will gather for workshops and conversations to develop actions to create a more sustainable and healthy meat system. Last year, the first Slow Meat gathering drew 100 delegates from the producer, chef, butcher, processor, NGO, and consumer communities, along with a number of food writers and journalists. This year, the event will grow, and now is the time to apply for a delegate spot.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
● demonstrated engagement with the good food movement
● desire to collaborate across disciplinary and ideological boundaries to change the system of meat production and consumption
● significant professional or volunteer experience that is directly applicable to meat production and consumption
● aged 18 years or older, or have indicated that their legal guardian is also applying to the delegation
The event schedule will include optional Thursday early-bird tours, an opening reception, and an optional “dine-around” at select Denver restaurants on Thursday evening. Friday will be a full day of delegate-only plenary sessions and workshops led by thought leaders in the sustainable meat movement, followed by a dinner featuring local chefs. Saturday, delegates and the public are invited to the Slow Meat Fair, an outdoor exhibition with learning opportunities including taste workshops, culinary demonstrations and classes, and lectures on topics related to Slow Meat.
For more information and current details, visit the American Grassfed Association Website
It’s time for AGA members and friends to gather for another conference, this time in Denver, June 7-8. Sunday afternoon is the annual membership meeting, an opportunity to learn about new initiatives, meet the board and staff, and connect with fellow AGA members. The membership meeting will be followed by a talk with representatives of the Savory Institute discussing the Savory Hub program.
On Monday, the group will travel to a local ranch for a full day of learning workshops on topics including soil health, animal health, and the economic health of the farm and ranch. Confirmed speakers to date include Molly Haviland of the Living Soil Compost Lab and Ann Adams of Holistic Management Institute. In addition, we’ll do a pasture walk with NRCS agents.
Quivira’s annual Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration Workshop, near Amalia, New Mexico in the Valle Vidal Unit of Carson National Forest, New Mexico.