Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 167–178 | Cite as

Innovative millennial snails: the story of Slow Food University of Wisconsin

In the Field Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Local food Social innovation Student organization 

Abbreviations

AFM

Alternative food movement

B&GCDC

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

CSA

Community supported agriculture

FDN

Family Dinner Night

NGO

Non-governmental organization

SFI

Slow Food international

SFUW

Slow Food University of Wisconsin

US

United States

UW

University of Wisconsin

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Consumer ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Nelson Institute of Environmental StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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