Last month, we had the pleasure of nominating a new convivium leader for Acadia University, Jill Conrod. Below you’ll find a little text that Jill sent us to present herself.
Would you like to know more about your convivium leaders? If so, let us know!
My name is Jill Conrod and I am one of the co-presidents of Slow Food within Acadia University. Being a fourth year nutrition student, I have a passion for health and nutrition. I originally joined Slow Food a few years ago for this reason; to share my love for food. Throughout my experience within Slow Food, I have become a leader of the convivium and thoroughly enjoy spreading my passion for healthy and fair food. For those unfamiliar with Acadia University, we are located in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, surrounded by many farms, vineyards and local markets. In my opinion, we are in the perfect location to celebrate local, clean and fair food.
Throughout my time with Slow Food here at Acadia, we have had many wonderful events to enjoy food in the company of others. This year, we went on a wine tour of three local vineyards, we have had the honor of having Michael Howell come speak with us about his experiences with Slow Food and we had a screening of the movie Fed Up at the local theatre. We have also heard the experiences of a Slow Food member who attended Terra Madre, which took place at the local farmers market, and in a few short days we will be attending a tour of a local cheesery, followed by a wine and cheese event.
All of these events bring individuals in the local area together to celebrate and learn about food in a supportive environment. Being a part of the first University Convivium of Slow Food has been an honor. Being so fortunate to be surrounded by the wonderful local agriculture, Slow Food has been a success here at Acadia, and hopefully, will continue.