Slow Food USA created the National Resilience Fund to give direct financial support to vital businesses and workers in community-based food systems, through local Slow Food chapters and working groups. We caught up with some of the first and second round grantees, which focused on local community initiatives and black-led initiatives.
The Deep Dive on Aquaculture kicked off the second weekend of the Slow Fish gathering, and there was perhaps no better way to dig into the nuanced, complex, and globalized issues that the Slow Fish community is facing worldwide. The group of fishers and farmers, each with their own relation to farming in our oceans, rivers, and bays, gathered and spoke for over four hours. The discussed, debated, disagreed and commiserated, and as Kelly Collins Geiser said in her closing remarks, it was a conversation that could have continued for many more hours.
The weekend was filled with productive talks about how to make more sustainable seafood chains not only for the fish and their habitats, but for the people who fish and eat them as well.