Healing is at the heart of all we do. Working with nature using the principles of permaculture, we grow and prepare nourishing food. We save indigenous and heirloom seeds. We teach education for sustainability in our Garden Nursery, Food Gardens, Tree Nursery and Living Museum of Native Trees. We are about food security and biodiversity. We are joyful, active members of the Slow Food Movement, and the global network of sustainable food communities called Terra Madre.One of the intiatives of this organisation is the Slow Food Movement:
With today’s fast-paced life, almost everything, even eating, has become more of an obligation rather than a pleasurable activity.
In response to the growing demands of the world, Slow Food began 30 years ago in Italy as an alternative to fast food, which changed the way of eating.
The movement aims to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and promote interest in food choices, its sources and ways to prepare it.
Organic farming advocate Karla Delgado said the movement advocates for fresh, organic and chemical-free food and traditional ways of preparing food.
“It promotes eating not in a rushed way and that eating is something to be savored,” Delgado said.
Amena Bal, also an organic farming advocates, said working with nature and food is something sacred, which is why finding harmony and balance in food is important.
“Food production really begins with our connection to the land and to the elements,” she said.
The movement urges the public to support sustainable farming and artisanal producers since it cultivates healthy soil for food sources.
Slow Food also believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including health, culture, agriculture and the environment.Find out more here.