Free Talks at Slow Food Nations

We have an incredible lineup of free talks during Slow Food Nations this July. The Food for Change tent on Larimer Square will present easily digestible, bite-sized conversations about relevant food topics, including a discussion on the #MeToo movement and an overview on food waste with delicious solutions.

Get your fill of the independent culinary scene while connecting with chefs, artisans, and fellow food lovers over the course of one globally-inspired, locally-sourced weekend.

Saturday, July 14th

The Impact of Capitalism on Food

Justice is Served
July 14, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Gather under the Food for Change tent for a riveting discussion on the role of economics in shaping our current food system.

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Free

Food Waste 101

Justice is Served
July 14, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Learn why food waste is an issue, where it comes from and how we can take action. Spoiler alert: there are delicious solutions to food waste!

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Free

Intro to the Farm Bill

Justice is Served
July 14, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

What is the Farm Bill? Why has it been in the news lately? What does it have to do with me? From policy to fork and beyond, join us in a discussion highlighting what you need to know about the Farm Bill.

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Free

Fracking and Food

Justice is Served
July 14, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

There’s no way around it. Farmers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Struggling to make ends meet with agriculture alone, many farmers lease their lands to oil and gas companies for fracking.

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Free

Slow Fish and Sustainable Aquaculture

Justice is Served
July 14, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Slow Fish advocates for good, clean and fair fishing practices. At this talk, you'll learn about overfishing, ecosystem destruction, and human and animal rights within the food system.

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Free

Sunday, July 15th

A Table for #MeToo

Justice is Served
July 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The #MeToo movement has brought sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of every industry. The food industry is no different.

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Free

Intro to Regenerative Agriculture

Justice is Served
July 15, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

As climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue for our food system, more and more farmers and policymakers are turning to practices that begin to rebuild our ecosystem for the better. Enter regenerative agriculture.

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Free

We Dig School Gardens

All About Kids, Justice is Served
July 15, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

School gardens are a bed of creativity, learning and flavor. Learn best practices for teaching youth to dig into gardens.

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Free

Becoming Conscious Carnivores

Justice is Served
July 15, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Can you really be a conscious carnivore? Access to humanely raised foods is expanding through the growth of farmers’ markets and online sales. But can you truly live a life of ethical animal eating? Aside from the practical and social aspects of committing to mindful carnivorism, is the notion itself conflicted or justifiable?

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Free

Seed Saving to Save the World

Justice is Served
July 15, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

There are more things in libraries than books! Seed libraries, seed banks, and other seed-saving repositories are becoming more important than ever when it comes to preserving biodiversity.

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Free