The Slow Food Youth Network is a group of young people, who have been brought together and connected through this network and their support of the holistic and fertile philosophy of Slow Food. The network reaches all over the world to youth in 80 different countries. This network includes people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and demographics who all share a common goal: to contribute to a better food system.
By connecting people from different social, professional and cultural backgrounds we create a network of change makers that will help shape a better food system for the future. In every country, region or city, young people can form a local SFYN. Every local group can organize its own local network and can independently create original and engaging events aimed at raising awareness about food issues. With new groups taking action, the network of SFYN will grow and the idea of Slow Food will reach new corners of the globe, inspiring new young minds to follow.
Slow Food Youth CPH at Terra Madre Nordic 2018
Be smart – eat smart: A discussion on food affordability (Sunday 14:30 – 15:30)
Organic, local, fair-trade, seasonal…the abundance of high-end products that suggest “better” food is endless. But not everyone can afford it. Or maybe we can? Since we believe that “Good, Clean, Fair” food should be accessible for everyone, we want to present creative ideas/initiatives that show a way how to do “good” to yourself, your pocket and the environment. The founders of GRIM – the ugly food box; Plant Power Food – a fully vegan restaurant and Københavns Fødevarefællesskab (KBHFF) are going to talk/discuss about their ideas on how to take action.
Future of Farming: Building a bridge between cities and farms (Saturday 14:00 – 15:00)
Is it possible to bring our farming roots into the city?
Vertical farming, aquaponics, rooftop and community gardens, vegetable box delivery, pop-ups and much more… Through the voices of Lasse Antoni Carlsen from Bioteket, Martin Mo Kvedéris from Birkemosegaard, Teresa Fresu, the agronomist of Resilient Farm and ØsterGRO and the founder of the ØsterGRO project, Livia Urban, we will present and discuss around some of the initiatives that are (re-)connecting urban spaces and the countryside today.
Youths in the North: Food, Livelihood and Knowledge (Saturday 15:30 – 16:30)
A discussion with young people from across the Nordic region who work in harmony with nature or their surroundings and the important role that cultivating and preserving knowledge plays in sustaining unique and sovereign food worlds.
The Slow Food Youth Network around the world: Inspiration and confrontation within SFY networks (Sunday 10:00 – 12:00)
Fostering connections and building new projects between the SFYM Scotland, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Create a vision for Terra Madre in Turin 2018. There will be a presentation, followed by a workshop.
Train your palate – sensory games to discover new flavors (Saturday 11:30 – 13:00 and Sunday 12:30 – 14:00)
A range of fun yet educational games to open up new aspects of food and to make us more aware about the quality of what we’re buying and eating. Come around and awaken your senses by tasting, smelling and touching distinctive products and ingredients from the pristine corners of Scandinavia.
Try what it feels like to eat more consciously. Engage with food as a living thing and not an object.
DISCO SOUP (Saturday 17:00 20:30)
Saturday 28th of April will be the World Disco Soup Day. We decided to take part and make a Terra Madre Nordic Style Disco Soup for the event.
How? We will collect food leftovers from different places in town: farmers, supermarket, restaurants and bakeries – We’ll bring everything inside the TMN kitchens: wash, peel, slice and cook the veggies with the help of a few volunteers and chefs. Once the soup is ready it will be served for free in the Københavns Madhus yard and, of course, good music won’t be missing!
What do we provide? Good food, nice vibes and a lot of love!
What can you provide? Your ambition to change the world through food!
NB: the more we eat the more we save from waste!!!
What is a Disco Soup?
The Disco Soup is an action to fight against food waste in which volunteers are invited to collect, wash, clean, cut and cook the leftover foods (usually referring to the leftover foods from the farmer’s market) or any food that would go to waste – for example for not conforming to the commercial aesthetic standards. Moreover, it is a gastronomic, artistic and musical event that brings together young people, students, children, elderly, cooks and all the supporters of this battle against food waste. It is also a transformation tool that brings together diverse knowledge for education and awareness.