From Saturday, May 30 to Wednesday, June 3, the 2015 meeting of the Slow Food Caribbean network will take place in “La Vecchia Caserma” Hotel in El Limon, La Romana Bayahibe (Dominican Republic).
The proposal for the meeting came about during the Slow Food Caribbean regional meeting at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014, with the objective to strengthen the links within the network, promote exchanges of experience and determine common projects.
Twenty-five representatives of the network are expected to participate, coming from Cuba, Porto Rico, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Venezuela (via videoconference).
Slow Food members in the Dominican Republic, in particular the Chavon/Yuma Convivium are collaborating in the organization of the event and hosting participants.
The program includes discussions on topics such as the development of the Ark of Taste project in the Caribbean, the creation of the Slow Food Youth Network, and participation at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2016.
The participants will also take part in visits to food communities and school gardens (among these the garden supported by the local Slow Food convivium and the Fundación Corazón a Corazón), and eco-tourism experiences with a visit to the Fundation Punta Cana.
For further information on the event, please contact the Latin American office of Slow Food International:
Andrea Amato: [email protected]
Eleonora Olivero: [email protected]
Madelaine Vázquez Gálvez: [email protected]
Claudia Sandoval Restrepo: [email protected]
For further information on Slow Food International, please contact the Slow Food International Press Office:
Paola Nano, +39 329 8321285 [email protected]
Slow Food involves over a million of people dedicated to and passionate about good, clean and fair food. This includes chefs, youth, activists, farmers, fishers, experts and academics in 158 countries; a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide (known as convivia), contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize; and over 2,500 Terra Madre food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.