SLOW Food Perth initiates and participates in projects that are designed to reconnect people with good food and helps farmers and makers to market their products. These range from school garden development to the collection and promotion of producer information.

School gardens
Encouraging young children to learn about the source of food, soil health and the benefits and enjoyment of fresh food. See our Food with latitude project which, in conjunction with the children’s environment awareness organisation, Millennium Kids, encompasses primary schools in Perth, the Western Australian Goldfields and a village school at Ntshidi on the South Africa-Botswana border.

Perth farmers’ markets
Supporting alternative opportunities for farmers and makers to market their produce direct to the community. Perth has a burgeoning market culture, with regular markets in Kalamunda, Mount Claremont and Subiaco.

Western Australian producers’ and food directory
Developing a directory to identify and promote organic, biodynamic and other producers farming and creating food which is good, clean and fair. To be eligible, farmers and makers’ foods must taste good; their production methods must respect animals, the environment and people’s health; and all participants producing the food must be fairly rewarded for their work.

Slow food at the edge of the world
Collecting and collating recipes from West Australians of diverse cultural backgrounds to ensure the preservation of food knowledge and the enjoyment of these foods by future generations of families and cooks.

Terra Madre & Salone del Gusto
Supporting Western Australian producers, makers and chefs to participate in the biennial Terra Madre: World Meeting of Food Communities and Salone del Gusto – the world’s fair of artisan foods – in Turin, Italy. Terra Madre brings together the world’s producers and chefs to celebrate food and community. In 2006 Slow Food Perth raised more than $20,000 to meet the 12 Western Australian participants’ travel costs. Our convivium contributes funds, raised from events, towards Terra Madre participation costs.