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August Legislative Wrap-Up

The truncated state legislative session is winding down for the year as we approach election time. For the most part, Slow Food-friendly legislation victories in Sacramento were far and few between. Those pieces of legislation all had well-financed and organized opposition. For an example of this see the recent article in the Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/17/6633523/big-business-wins-capitol-food.html).… Continue reading August Legislative Wrap-Up

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Irvine Outdoor Education Center

The Irvine Outdoor Education Center (IOEC) was a recipient of our microgrant funds last January. This is a facility where many Orange County school children attend science camp. Our funds went to building additional growing space in the Life Science program for raising produce to sell to restaurants and farmer’s markets. This goal was to… Continue reading Irvine Outdoor Education Center

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Slow Food California Chapter

Dear Slow Food Orange County, In August 2012, Slow Food leaders from California began meeting with representatives from the national office about the concept of “regionalization” ̶ to help the Slow Food USA national office in Brooklyn be of more support to the local chapters. At the initial meeting two committees began working: a structure… Continue reading Slow Food California Chapter