Terra Madre highlights food sustainability

"One of the most exciting things about those conferences, another segment of the population that need to have this information is the youth and we are depending upon the youth to farm in a way the ideas of these people," said Verrigni.

While SCCC students in the culinary arts program hear about the importance of the slow food movement from him, the public should also be getting a chance to experience and explore what Terra Madre has to offer.

"I'm only two weeks back from Italy and all these things are fresh," he said.

He is planning to hold an event at the college in conjunction with the global celebration of Terra Madre Day, which he said is probably being celebrated at a thousand different gatherings. While there aren't solid details on the event currently, he is planning for it to be on Dec. 13. At the event he hopes to have a mini experience of Terra Madre, which includes inviting local farmers and chefs from the area to participate in panel discussions, food tastings and other activities.

For more information on the event when the final details are released visit www.slowfoodsccc.blogspot.com.""

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