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Slow Food Denver and Denver Urban Gardens Sponsor Youth Farmers’ Markets

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Slow Food Denver and Denver Urban Gardens Sponsor Youth Farmers’ Markets

One of the inspirations for starting The Urban Almanac was our shared involvement in Slow Food’s Seed to Table School Food Project at Bromwell Elementary.
We both have children who took part in the care of the school garden and benefited from what Alice Waters, the founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, said perfectly, “All academic subjects from Kindergarten through 12th grade become more richly engaging when they are integrated with immersive experiences in kitchens and gardens. As young people are empowered to understand the deep connections between food and every other aspect of life, they develop a sense of global citizenship, a respect for the land, and a determination to nourish themselves and each other.”
Slow Food is a global movement that was founded in 1989 to “counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.”
Slow Food’s Seed-to-Table program’s mission is to transform the school food system by encouraging students to get their hands dirty in the garden, benefit from eating seasonally and take pleasure in preparing and sharing meals with family and friends.
We documented the elementary school programs at Eagleton, and Steele, but there are many school markets to shop. To help support one near you, we have posted a link with all the markets and dates from now until the end of October.
Three to four servings of vegetables a day are recommended to promote a healthy lifestyle, and these kids are standing by to fill your baskets!

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