We know we mentioned this in our Sept. 2nd post, but it's such a great deal...In case you missed it,
for just 3 more days, (until 9/30/09) you can
Donate any amount = Become a Slow Food Member!
Update - offer extended until Oct. 15!
Can you be a part of all that Slow Food can do? Go to this link to see more on programs Slow Food USA runs. Go here to read about International programs. We especially like the Foundation for Biodiversity, the Presidia, Terra Madre, and the RAFT and Ark of Taste. In addition to a publishing and travel arm, Slow Food also runs University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo and Collorno, Italy offering graduate, undergraduate and masters Degrees, along with being very effective working both at the political and grass-roots levels.
Our chapter has never before asked anyone to become or re-up their membership, but this is a great opportunity. You should know about it.
Until September 2009 ends, a gift of any size will make you a member of Slow Food USA.
Give more if you can, less if you can't.
Membership rates will return to $60 on October 1st.
It's a great way to re-up your new membership. Or become a member for the 1st time.
Any size donation = one year membership = no strings attached.
Your membership is not automatically renewed next year, and you do not end up getting all kinds of mailings, or anything like that.
Click here for more info.
Slow Food is really getting things done, good things, and they can use your help.Photo and illustration above from Fedco Seeds and Acme Washington's own Uprising Seeds.
Fedco's taking orders until 9/30/09 (and beginning again Jan '10) and Uprising has garlic in now. Both are completely GMO free seed suppliers, a rarity.
Bountiful Gardens is another good source. Our B.C. neighbors on Salt Spring Island, Salt Spring Seeds, is also a great site to look at, with fantastic info and links, though they cannot ship seeds across the US border.
Scroll down our links at far right for, among other things, more info on seeds and starts.
Photo at right: the owners and founders of Uprising Seeds and Uprising Organics
They carry Inchelium Red Garlic, a variety from the Colville reservation in WA, (grown by Sowing Seed Farm in Twisp), which has been listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Uprising Seeds received a Betsy Lydon Ark Award from Slow Food in 2008.
One more thing...
Here's a link to details on how the Quillisascut Farm workshop went- (attended by one of our own Youth interns, see 9/02 post below), from Slow Food Seattle's site, written by by workshop assistant Amy Grondin. Look for Youth intern Cheyenne in the group photo!