Dig into Gardens and Farms

There are plenty of ways to learn about the developments in agricultural education at Slow Food Nations. From school gardens to lunch tables, the significance of slow food continues to spread both locally and internationally.

Hungry for more? Check out the following staff picked schedule to dig deeper into gardens and farms!


Friday, July 14th


Colorado-Made Block Party

Dig into Farms, The Joys of Slow Food
July 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Colorado farmers, ranchers, producers and chefs and experience the best of Colorado food and drink with demonstrations and tastings.

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Saturday, July 15th


Compact Farm Tour with Josh Volk

Dig into Farms, Love the Earth
July 15, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit four urban compact farms around Denver and learn from farmers about the success of compact farming. Each stop will include an interview with the farmer, a brief tour of the farm, and will highlight three unique aspects that have contributed to their success. Your tour guide is Josh Volk, author of Compact Farms and expert at

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Chasing Tradition: Food Stories from Mexico

A Biodelicious Future, Flavors of the World, Indigenous Voices
July 15, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Get delicious access to the premiere of the Recipe Hunters' three short documentaries about indigenous foods in Mexico: Chile Serrano de Tlaola, Frijoles nativos de Tepetlixpa, and Maguey Honey del Altiplano Mexico. The Recipe Hunters themselves will give you behind-the-scenes details on their international experiences hunting down recipes around the world. They will be joined by

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Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories

A Biodelicious Future, Dig into Farms, Love the Earth
July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join John Coykendall, Christina Melton and Vince Hayward for a screening and discussion of the film, "Deeply Rooted." For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage—the seeds and stories—of a small farming community in Louisiana. A Tennessee native, the 74-year-old horticultural genius is a true Renaissance man and a celebrity

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Will the Real Mexico Please Stand Up? A Cultural Celebration and Regional Tastings of Mexico

You eat guacamole and tacos, sure, but do you know the real food of Mexico? Have you tasted the flavors of different regions? You're in for a real treat at Comal, with a social evening of culinary exploration from chefs with Slow Food Mexico, local chef entrepreneurs, and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, Chef Rick Bayless.

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Sunday, July 16th


The Story of Corn

This panel will highlight four Slow Food Turtle Island Association delegates — Native American corn growers and seed keepers — who will share the story of corn/maize in terms of traditional practices, nutritional value, farming methods, and protection efforts. Thanks to IIE and the Christensen Fund for supporting the participation of Slow Food Turtle Island

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Food and Freedom

Flavors of the World, Justice is Served
July 16, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Food is an avenue towards freedom. If people can regain control over access to their food—how it is produced, by whom, and how it is distributed—then that can lead to a greater empowerment in all channels of life. From Chiapas to Puglia, Morocco to North Carolina, food is a cornerstone to a healthy society. Slow

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Gardens Galore

All About Kids, Dig into Farms, Justice is Served, Love the Earth
July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Schools, property developers, and urban planners have been reinventing the vegetable garden. But does it really have an impact? Learn how Alice Waters, Ron Finley, and Kimbal Musk define the garden revolution, and what they’re doing to get the rest of America to join them. Christine Muhlke of Bon Appetit magazine leads the discussion about

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Regenerative Agriculture

Dig into Farms, Justice is Served, Love the Earth
July 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What is growing and changing in the field of regenerative agriculture? This is the focus of our dynamic afternoon session. We'll begin with an hour-long panel discussion, then break into an hour of small group discussion. The session will conclude with a half-hour of reconvening to share what has evolved in our understanding. Please consider

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Zero Waste Family Meal

Justice is Served, Love the Earth, The Joys of Slow Food
July 16, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There's no way to avoid the truth: Food scraps and food waste are inevitable in our current culinary climate. On Sunday night, we'll help alleviate the problem by inviting chefs Steven Satterfield, Daniel Asher, Jamey Fader, Evan Mallet, Alex Seidel, Drew Deckman and more for a delicious family meal created from the food scraps of

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