By Stephanie Kolk
Calgary has always had a strong and open-minded group of youth set on changing the world. Now the youth have come together for a food-based purpose, to educate their peers on the growing and handling of food. The Youth Food Movement is a network of young farmers, cooks, artisans, activists and students that are actively changing the future of food and farming. With the goal of bringing more food that is good clean and fair, to one’s local community, the Youth Food Movement is realigning local and regional food systems with the principles of justice and sustainability. A group has sprung up in Calgary, and it on the road to being official. We have submitted our official paperwork to Slow Food International, and have the full support of Slow Food Calgary. Slow Food Calgary Youth will be a group that inspires, educates, and puts food in the forefront of the future generation’s minds.
“We know that we can not only change our city, but our world” – Stephanie Kolk, Slow Food Calgary Youth President
Also check out this Metro News article “Young people put slow food on front burner.”