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Rocky Mountain / Southwest

By Nate Hovee

CONNECTING FOOD ADVOCATES FROM FOURTEENERS TO MAJESTIC CANYONS

AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, TX, UT, WY

We have over 80 Slow Food USA chapters all across the country taking action to create a food system that works for them and their community. Our Rocky Mountain/Southwest chapters are committed to advancing food justice and biodiversity in cities large and small. Get connected to your nearest chapter!

Councilors

Texas: Kim Aman
Arizona: Molly Beverly
Colorado: Jodi Popma
Nevada: Shirley Sandoval
New Mexico: Lissa Johnson
Email: rockyandswcouncilors@slowfoodusa.org

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Root your approach to health and nutrition in Native American and Indigenous practices. Join us as we learn from three native nutrition experts and explore ways that food connects us to the land, to our ancestors, to our health, and to one another.

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Connecting with Jewish and Indigenous people in Colorado through seeds

July 21, 2022 // Biodiversity

In October 2021, Slow Food Denver co-hosted their first annual seed-saving event at Ekar Farm, an organization that serves as a “focal point for Denver’s Jewish community to come together around issues of food security, environmentalism, and urban farming,” and Spirit of the Sun, an “indigenous womxn-led nonprofit working to empower Native communities, one youth at a time.”

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