The Power of Farming

Want to discover more about traditional land practices from all over the world? Check out this sample schedule curated by the Slow Food USA team that can help you navigate your interests in topics like Slow Money, land tenure, and more!

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

Craft Coffee and the Current Climate

Flavors of the World, Justice is Served, Love the Earth
July 15, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Learn about the current challenges facing the coffee supply chain from seed to cup, then gather at our Slow Bar for a pour-over experience featuring micro lot coffee.

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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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Heretics Unite! With Joel Salatin

Dig into Farms, Justice is Served
July 15, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Orthodoxy never looks favorably on detractors, even referring to them as heretics. When people dare to question assumptions, they are often marginalized, demonized or even criminalized. Just like we now laugh at our ancestors for "knowing" the earth was flat, spirits caused disease and hydrogenated vegetable oil was better than lard and butter, what will

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Slow Money and SOIL: Funding Local Food Systems

Dig into Farms, Unlikely Allies
July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Slow Money founder Woody Tasch for a discussion of the new project SOIL: Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally, which is starting in Boulder this year. Woody will be joined by Brian Coppom, executive director of the the Boulder County Farmers Markets, which also operates the Union Station Farmers Market. Woody will also be sharing

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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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Local Foods, Global Voices: an Exploration of Indigenous Food Traditions Around the World

News stories from Northern Kenya to Vanuatu often focus on famine, disasters and drought; yet indigenous peoples are busily maintaining vibrant food and land stewardship traditions that have provided for their communities over thousands of years. Herding communities in East Africa maintain an intimate relationship with the food and medicinal plants across wide swaths of lands

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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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