Slow Food USA believes that food is one cause of climate change. Food production is responsible for one fifth the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; BUT Slow Food USA also believes that food is a victim of the issue and wants to spread the word about how food and planting seeds can be a solution to climate change.
This year, the Plant a Seed Campaign has a background theme of Food For Change. This theme will focus on how individuals and communities can come together to “raise a fork against climate change.”
Plant a Seed kits can be purchased from Slow Food USA which features the three sisters- beans, corn and squash. Each kit purchased will send another kit to a school garden in need by Slow Food USA. The value of the three sisters is that these plants help each other to grow and thrive. Native Americans interplanted the three crops because they thrive together much like human sisters. This year’s kit contains a Stowells’ Evergreen Sweet Corn, Christmas Lima Beans and Long Island Cheese Pumpkin.
2018 Heritage Food Project – Candy Roaster Squash Seeds
Slow Food Asheville is proud to highlight a squash variety for our annual Heritage Food Project – North Georgia Candy Roaster also known as the candy roaster squash. This variety is also listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. As in years past, Slow Food Asheville will once again be distributing these heirloom seeds at local farmer’s markets throughout Buncombe County and surrounding areas. Follow our latest newsletter and posts via social media outlets to stay up to date about where the organization will be to get your hands on some North Georgia candy roaster squash seeds.
We vow to do our part in educating our community about growing these heirloom varieties and how this gardening strategy positively affects climate change.