Scenes from Terra Madre

It’s taken me some time to get to posting about Terra Madre – I had wanted to do so while there, but no luck with wi-fi access. The experience was a gorgeous blur of the senses – awash in languages from around the world; vibrant and inspiring Slow Food projects; passionate, invested farmers, activists, educators, youth – leaders of all ages and cultures. There’s a much longer story to tell, and once I’ve synthesized a fraction of what I saw, I’ll commit it to the page…for now though, a few images from the journey.

Terra Madre was made up of over 5,000 representatives from 160+ countries.


A new friend from Benin, Africa - Pascal Gbenou, a rice farmer, advocate, president of the Conseil de Concertation des Riziculteurs du Bénin - and teller of good stories.

Slow Food USA president, Josh Viertel and a roomful of Slow Food chapter leaders from every region of the country.

The diversity of Terra Madre shown through biodiversity

Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International

And for a perspective on Terra Madre from The Atlantic – check out, Slow Food’s Conference: Sustaining the Sustainability Crusaders.”

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