Innovative millennial snails: the story of Slow Food University of Wisconsin
This is the story of Slow Food University of Wisconsin (SFUW), a student organization that grew from one woman’s idea to a community of over 3200 people dedicated to making sustainable, fairly produced, delicious food accessible in a small city, with a big university, in the heart of the United States. Along the way SFUW has fostered new ideas, developed skills, and built relationships through conscious food procurement, cooking and eating. This essay describes the evolution of the organization and its four projects: Family Dinner Night, South Madison, Outreach and the Café. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always been delicious.
KeywordsLocal food Social innovation Student organization
Alternative food movement
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Community supported agriculture
Family Dinner Night
Slow Food international
Slow Food University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Many thanks to all the participants in this study for taking the time to talk about their experiences. The original draft and all revisions were written by Lydia Zepeda.
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