slow food youth workshop

posted June 14, 2009

Slow Food Youth Workshop at Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts

Date: Aug 6-12, 2009

What: A week long Slow Food Youth Workshop at Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts will be offered the second week of August.

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While at Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts, the participants of the Slow Food Youth Workshop will be immersed in a working farm experience that includes caring for goats, poultry and honeybees. Students will learn about gardening with a focus on species recognized by RAFT and the Slow Food Ark of Taste. They will participate in cheese making with farm fresh goat milk. All at the farm will cook meals together using the fruits, vegetable and meat raised on the farm.

There will be daily discussions that help build a value system based on Slow Food’s principle that food should be “good clean and fair” and why GMOs are a risk to the biodiversity that is needed to maintain sustainable food systems. First hand observation of nature’s operating systems and rural farm community will demonstrate the value of organic farming and orcharding.

The Slow Food Youth Workshop at Quillisascut is open to 12 participants. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 29 to qualify as a youth. They need not be Slow Food members.

Where: The Slow Food Youth Workshop will be held at the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts in Rice, Washington. For more details on the farm and the experience of spending a week there please visit the website at www.quillisascut.com.

Cost: The total cost for the workshop for 12 participants is $8,500. The DeVlieg Family foundation has generously donated half of funds ($4,250) for the Slow Food Youth Workshop at Quillisascut. Thanks to the donation, the tuition cost per youth will be $355. Lodging, meals and classes are included in the cost. Transportation will be at the expense of each youth.

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