Slow Food RVA

Supporting good, clean, and fair food in the greater Richmond, Virginia area

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. We are a grassroots movement with over 100,000 members in 132 countries around the world that links the pleasure of food with a responsible commitment to community and the environment.

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TEDx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat


Slow Food RVA and the Science Museum of Virginia are excited to host a TEDxManhattan Viewing Party!


The 5th annual TEDxManhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat,” will be webcast live from NYC on Saturday, March 7. Slow Food RVA and the Science Museum of Virginia have teamed up to host a viewing party on March 7th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Science Museum.

This event is free to the public, and lunch is provided. REGISTER HERE in advance so we know how many to expect! Come for one talk or for the whole day!


Location: 2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220


From TED: “The 2015 all-day event includes over a dozen dynamic speakers spanning the entire food spectrum from farming to food arts. * Joel Berg – New York City Coalition Against Hunger * Dana Cowin – Food & Wine * Alkemia Earth – DJ and plant-based nutritionist * Robert Graham, MD – Lenox Hill Hospital * Henry Hargreaves – Photographer and artist * Kendra Kimbirauskas – Friends of Family Farmers, SRAP * Nikiko Masumoto – Masumoto Family Farm * Michele Merkel – Food & Water Watch * Danny Meyer – Union Square Hospitality Group * Danielle Nierenberg – Food Tank * Ali Partovi – Angel Investor * Stephen Reily – Seed Capital Kentucky * Stefanie Sacks – Culinary nutritionist, author * Anim Steel – Real Food Challenge * Shen Tong – FOOD-X * Marcel Van Ooyen – GrowNYC * Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita – Eco-HipHop * TEDxManhattan Award Winner – Green Bronx Machine

Topics will include:

* The necessity of women farmers in the food movement

* How US law favors large agribusiness companies and not small farmers

* Teaching students about health through hip hop

* Food as medicine

* Beyond food hubs – local food and local food economies

* Why organic really isn’t more expensive

* What we really need to end hunger

* How small changes in your eating can make huge differences

Later Event: May 17

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