Plant a Seed Campaign

Photo credit: Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

Photo credit: Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

We recognize that food is one of the causes of climate change. From field to fork, our food system contributes a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions. Food is a victim of climate change as well. Drought, desertification, floods, sea-level rise and ocean pollution put our food at risk across the world.

But we are believers in Slow Food, and we want to talk about food as a solution — and a delicious one — to climate change.

In 2018 we are leaning into the theme, Food for Change. Throughout our events and campaigns, we are focusing on how individuals and communities can raise our forks against climate change. 

Learn more about Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed campaign here.

Photo Credit: Slow Food USA

Photo Credit: Slow Food USA

National Seed Kit

The Plant a Seed kit contains the Three Sisters — beans, corn and squash — that, when planted together, help one another thrive and survive. These aren’t just any seeds. These particular seeds are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, our living library of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction: Stowell’s Evergreen Sweet CornLong Island Cheese Pumpkin, and beautiful Christmas Lima Beans. By ordering this kit, you join a global campaign of schools, Slow Food chapters, and individuals around the world who are champions of food for change.

Also included in the kit*: an 8-foot Slow Food bunting flag, poster, stickers, plant stakes, and samples of hair care products from Davines that feature Ark of Taste ingredients.

For every kit purchased, we will send one kit to a school garden. Help us teach kids about climate change and the wonderful new flavors of biodiversity!

*School garden kits include extra stickers and seed packets, but no plant stakes.