Thanks Isabel! Just thought I’d clarify what we do, what we need from volunteers and what we can offer them
At Slow Food Melbourne, we’re all about good, clean and fair food for all! Passionate about gastronomy, we have lots of fun exploring taste, conviviality, food culture in all its forms and food sovereignty as they are all intricately connected.
We offer creative freedom for our volunteers, members and supporters! If there is a particular food passion project you want to start, we will support you in whatever way we can under the Slow Food banner, which brings with it prestige, respect and history.
SLOW FOOD MELBOURNE FARMERS’ MARKET at The Abbotsford Convent: get involved on market day talking to market goers about fair food, engaging people with what’s going on in our local and global food system. We also need a hand at our Breakfast Stall.
DISCO SOUP: Youth initiative in conjunction with ASRC to feed people with discarded produce whilst having a boogie, culminating in Slow Food’s World Disco Soup Day 29th April, annually.
SLOW FISH/ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: We run all kinds of Slow projects, but this is our current focus. With this project already in the works, having sent fisherfolk to Slow Fish in Italy, early next year we’ll be teaming up with chefs, fisher families, scientists and bloggers for our Slow Fish event. This is in the wake of the Victorian government banning all commercial net fishing in our bay. We need volunteers to organise and run these events!
CHEF’S ALLIANCE: Working with Victorian chefs and farmers to transparently and honestly use local ingredients in restaurants and cafes. Developing this project and would love volunteers to get involved.
SLOW FERMENT: Project being developed and would love more people to get involved so an event can be put on next year.
Look forward to meeting you all! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in relation to Disco Soup, and email@example.com in relation to other projects. Thanks!
Elise (Youth Advocate) and Miin (Comms, Advocacy and Market Management)