Every two years we have the opportunity to send local farmers, activists and leaders to Terra Madre, the international food conference in Turin, Italy. Our delegates bring back a wealth of ideas, knowledge, and inspiration to share with others in our region. The vision of Terra Madre embraces a growing network of people working together for a sustainable food system for all – our delegates represent our part in this global mission.
Please help us in supporting the travel of our delegates by joining us at the table on August 25th.
This special evening will include:
Don’t miss out on this wonderful evening of food,
friends, and the opportunity to make a positive impact
on the future of food in our region.
Our delegates showcase the depth of the sustainable food movement in our region. Each has a history of dedication to farming and to local sustainable foods, as well as leadership roles in education and management. Our delegates are:
Kendra Kimbirauskas, founder of Friends of Family Farmers and a farmer raising a variety of heritage breeds for meat and dairy.
Executive Director of Friends of Family Farmers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small-scale sustainable farmers throughout Oregon.
owner, with husband David, of McK Ranch, a 400-acre ranch in Dallas, Oregon dedicated to raising 100% grass-fed and -finished cattle and free-range chickens.
Director of Adelante Agricultura, a sustainable farming program for resource-minded Latino farmers via the organization Adelante Mujeres.
The silent auction will feature a great variety of items, here is a partial list:
|Slow Hand Farm - CSA share||Portland Meat Collective - Sausage Making Workshop|
|Gales Creek Farm - Fresh Garlic||Kookoolan Farm - CSA boxes|
|Grain and Gristle - Gift Certificates||Nostrana - Gift Certificates|
|Kendra Kimbirauskas - Ham and Bacon||McK Ranch - Beef|
|One-Year Individual Plus Membership to Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden||Nana Cardoon - Bagna Cauda Fall Dinner|
|Pastaworks - Italian Gift Basket||Two Tarts Bakery goodies|
|Gourmet Olive Oils||Campbeltown Consulting - Local Foods Gift Basket|
|Allegro Design - Brand Audit or Brand Visioning Session||Brad Austin - Zero Balancing sessions|
|Equilibria - Massage||...and many many wines!|
Terra Madre is an international gathering every 2 years in Turin, Italy. Created by Slow Food International, the event brings together those players in the food chain from all corners of the world who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.
Slow Food and Terra Madre communities are on the march, growing awareness and local solutions to the global industrial food and farming crisis. Everyday, all around the world, small-scale producers are practicing good, clean, and fair principles. Communities are organizing projects to bring about a more just, sustainable, and delicious food system. By uniting together—across lines of nationality, race, class, gender, culture, and religion—we can build a stronger global movement. That is the spirit of Terra Madre!
Nestled at the foothills of the Coast Range outside Forest Grove, OR, Montinore Estate produces wines that are crafted for the dinner table, featuring fresh and lively flavors that give immediate satisfaction, but also are built with structure to age. They are a celebration of a place and a culture where wine is part of the everyday.
The people at Montinore are committed to producing finely crafted wines that express "a taste of the earth,” and believe nothing achieves that with more clarity and purity than farming their wine grapes Biodynamically. This means spraying chamomile or diluted milk on their grapes instead of chemical pesticides and herbicides. Learn more here.
People can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.
For the past three years Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the USA to learn this new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming. In all, nearly two hundred leaders in food and farming from across the country have contributed their valued experiences to this rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability.
These insights have been translated into large format “information art” photo collages, a series of short films, and pop up shows across the USA. By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system in America. And it all begins with learning a few words.
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Slow Food Portland wishes to thank our host, Montinore Estate,
the event's honorary chairs Charlene Murdock and Richard White,
and all the volunteers that are helping on this event.