Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production, and show how our network is using its creativity and knowledge to express our love for the planet and defend the future for the next generations.

Since 2009, each year on Slow Food’s anniversary, December 10, food communities and Slow Food convivia all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production. Celebrations take shape with hundreds of events ranging from collective meals, fundraisers, community festivals, protests, workshops for children, excursions to producers, and much more. It’s our way of demonstrating diversity and Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair food to communities, the media and decision makers.

This year’s Terra Madre Day calls special attention to Slow Food’s “Menu for Change” campaign, which brings food to the center of climate change conversations and raises money for the climate-friendly work of Slow Food.

Help us today – even a small donation can make a big difference!

More importantly, the fundraising will show the solidarity and conviviality among the Terra Madre networks; each helping the same cause by contributing a modest donation.

Use the hashtags #menuforchange #slowfood in your posts to help spread the word about the campaign.

Share your event on Facebook and keep us updated on what you are doing using the hash tag #TMD2017

Terra Madre Day can be celebrated in an endless number of ways, from small gatherings to large events: a celebratory picnic; a film screening to raise the profile of good, clean and fair food; an excursion to visit producers; a campaign or petition on a particular issue, didactic activities, a local gathering of producers, chefs, youth and others… Be creative! Click here for more ideas on how to celebrate. Invite the general public to participate, including journalists, local authorities and representatives from other organizations.

Get involved on December 10! Find an event close to you or create one, simple or elaborate, large or small, based on your interests, creativity and availability.

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