Celebrating Food at Green Drinks Newlands

February 10, 2010


Slow Food Mother City will be giving a brief presentation at next week’s Newlands-based Green Drinks (Monday 15 February 2010, 6.30pm). We’d love to meet all you fellow Slow Food enthusiasts out there, and we’ll be giving more details on our planned events and expeditions for the year ahead.

Green Drinks, for those who haven’t encountered it yet, is an open, informal for discussion on ‘green’ topics.  It’s happening all over the world, and this particular version takes place every third Monday at Josephine Mill in Newlands.

Here’s the full programme:

Dear Friends

Here we go again with the first of ten gatherings this year…This one celebrates and questions our connection with nature through food – where and what is the progeny and purpose of our nourishment. An awareness of food from its biological to political… we are back on the PechaKucha format – short presentations from some interesting do-ers, be-ers and activists

Slow Food Mother City
Slow Food Mother City is a local convivium (chapter) of the international Slow Food movement.
Celebrating good food in Cape Town is what SFMC is all about. Sharing their passion for local produce, food artisans and seasonal eating, the new convivium is organising a series of relaxed foodie events throughout 2010. Hear about what’s planned, and find out more about projects supported by SFMC, such as the Cape Town CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and a soon-to-be-launched open seed network.

Wild Organics
In addition to operating a city-wide organic box scheme, Wild Organics also offers foodies an old style organic shopping experience in the heart of Woodstock’s heritage area. In addition to fresh organic fruit and vegetables, Wild sells free range meat, cheeses and pickles, and serves meals on selected days of the week.

Heart Global – Food Tents
Millions of South African children go hungry everyday. In response to this ever increasing crisis, Foodtents offer a sustainable, cost-effective, low maintenance solution to provide those most in need with fresh vegetables on an ongoing basis.  Find out how Heart Global’s revolutionary, make-shift greenhouses are helping communities source and secure supplies of nutritious food

Kwalapa is an organic wholefoods store in Newlands, sheltered under a very large tree. It’s a place for people to meet, share ideas, experience delicious organic foods and dip in / become part of a fantastic way of life. Kwalapa is telling the story of food, from farm to table, reconnecting conscious eaters with where, when and how their food was created.

If you too would like to share your dreams or what you do, please let us know (greendrinks@josephinemill.co.za). Make a presentation in the future…. and become a part of a growing, conscious–living community. Share knowledge, wisdom, skills, hope, and enthusiasm.

Map and further details: http://www.josephinemill.co.za/greendrinks.html

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