Slow Food International approved 7 delegates from Toronto to attend Terra Madre 2012. Through an application process 3 youth members of SFT were selected to participate. Additionally, 3 mentors representing different areas of our Slow Food Community were selected to support our youth at Terra Madre, and with the project that they will be working on this year. (Stay tuned for the exciting announcement about the project in our Winter newsletter!)
From our leadership team, Voula Halliday will be attending representing Slow Food Toronto and Slow Food Canada this year. She has been asked to speak at the International Congress meeting and will be addressing international delegation with a 5 minute presentation about our local and national activities.
We will all be tweeting and sharing information, experience, photos, connections and learning from Terra Madre. See what people are tweeting about with #SaloneDelGusto+ #TerraMadre. Follow our youth and mentor delegates on twitter here.
More about Terra Madre + Salone del Gusto:
Carlo Petrini, Slow Food International:
“The simultaneous presence in Turin of all the association’s delegates, members of the Slow Food network and the Terra Madre communities will give us the chance to launch a new era for the movement.
There is no doubt that this event will confirm how much the Terra Madre network has influenced the actions and ideas of Slow Food over the past eight years. The association’s International Congress will be enriched by being open to representatives from the Terra Madre food communities, which should help it take the next step and let not only its ideology but also its organization and structure be influenced by Terra Madre. Slow Food must revitalize itself by drawing inspiration from Terra Madre, avoiding excessively “structuralist” ways of thinking. Instead it must pay greater attention to emotional intelligence and austere anarchy, the inspirational and organizational principles behind the network. They represent the ability to stay open and sensitive to the whole world, to diversity, completely accepting its complexity, with the awareness that any overly rigid structure will never manage to interpret the extraordinary heritage we have built up over the years.