Algoma University students travel to Italy for Slow Food lessons

Slow Food is a grassroots organization started to preserve local food cultures and traditions

A group of 12 Algoma University students are traveling to Turin, Italy to learn about the Slow Food movement.

They will be attending lectures and workshops at the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022 from Sept. 20 to 28.

Slow Food is a grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to preserve local food cultures and traditions, as well as to counteract the rise of fast food.

It has grown into a global movement, active in 160 countries, that encourages people to pay attention to the food they eat, where it comes from and how food choices affect the world.

“I’m deeply grateful for this opportunity to participate in this amazing opportunity to travel to Terra Madre and witness other Indigenous cultures,” said Nadine Roach, a student in the Community Economic and Social Development program, in a press release. “This will be an extraordinary educational experience.”

The trip was organized by the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) program at Algoma University.

Students taking part in the trip will receive credit for a third-year CESD course in sustainable indigenous, rural, and urban community development, and a Global Learning Leadership Skills Development certificate.

“The importance of this trip for me is to help build self-confidence and gain valuable life experiences that will make me a better social worker in the future,” said Willow Houston, a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

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