Shared Earth: Common Ground was the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day event run by the Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes on 1st March. Among other attractions, Aylsham’s Slow Food group was on hand to talk about the international Slow Food movement and in particular, the group’s involvement in local activities.
Mo Anderson-Dungar, Sue Margarson, Margaret Brooker and Jill Willis represented Slow Food Aylsham, staging two very popular workshops. Delegates were told about the Slow Food ‘Taste Adventure’ for children, which has been a feature of the Aylsham Show for the last three years, and about the annual Aylsham Food Festival, run by the group and staged over three days each October.
Slow Food Aylsham also had a stand where delegates could learn more about Slow Food Aylsham and which featured a selection of local products.
The day-long event covered a wide range of subjects, almost all relating to food and associated subjects, culminating in a discussion group on the Women’s Institutes’ ‘Great Food Debate’.
Commenting on the day, Mo Anderson-Dungar said, “We were delighted to be part of an event which covered subjects so closely linked to the Slow Food philosophy. Our group in Aylsham works with local community organisations and in particular with local schools, which allows us to introduce youngsters to healthy eating and to give them an insight into the sustainability and biodiversity problems facing the world.
Slow Food Aylsham is a not-for-profit membership organisation, a branch of the international Slow Food movement. For more information, visit www.slowfoodaylsham.org.uk