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Event – A Taste of Slow – 22 – 24 February

Posted in Events, Movements by Ferne Edwards on February 1st, 2008

The upcoming A Taste of Slow Festival’s program features a 2 1/2 day program of Spoken Word sessions on food politics, ethics and sustainability. They also have an amazing array of international and Australian speakers including Percy Schmeiser (the canola farmers sued by Monsanto), Helena Norberg Hodge, Greg Critser (author of Fat Land), Mel Ware (river activist from PNG) and several Melbourne locals who will be talking about how to eat sustainably in the city.

As part of the convivia events, there’s an urban food garden tour and several food gardening workshops in regional Victoria. This year, Slow Food Victoria is also launching are our first short film competition – Slow Shorts ( and Feast on Film, a festival of documentaries about the politics of how we eat ( It should be a very exciting event with something for everyone.

The website and the program can be accessed at Also find the pdf document of the program below. Check it out!

A Taste of Slow brochure

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