Slow Food on Campus Update
There’s been a lot of activity among our Slow Food on Campus groups here in the UK these past few months. Here are a few highlights:
Our Slow Food on Campus group at Exeter University has been engaging in many events, including fish market trips, cooking nights and visits to vinyards. They’re looking forward to hosting a food festival adjacent to their community gardens at the university next year. They have 64 members on their Facebook group, and they have a Twitter account as well.
The Slow Food on Campus group at Liverpool John Moores University (The LJMU Food Society) have also been quite busy. The group raised £265.00 for BBC Children in Need by selling cupcakes, and have organised a vegetable bag scheme. The campus group also visited the BBC Good Food show in Birmingham.
Slow Food on Campus Portsmouth have recently conducted a market for students and faculty to purchase local produce, and on Halloween they had a soup and cake sale. They’re looking into setting up regular student cooking shows and events with the local student union, which we hope they’ll be successful in doing.
There’s been much more going on among our student groups, with activities also ongoing and planned in Derby (shown in the photo above) and Leeds Metropolitan University, who held a Slow Food UK Taste Adventure. We’ve had an amazing amount of interest since the Fresher’s Fairs earlier this term, and we have nearly 20 active or developing groups across the UK!
If you would like to be involved in your university’s campus group, or if you’re interested in starting a campus group at your university, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and have a look at our Slow Food on Campus page for information on how to get started. You can also join our Slow Food on Campus Facebook group for information on upcoming events.