Fungi Foray


Peter CreedThis year on our already traditional Fungi Foray we were lucky with the weather and we did find some very tasty fungi. Unfortunately the profusion of fungi was not there but we were (again) very ably guided by Peter Creed after excellent mushroom soup (2 Varieties) provided by Ian and Ruth.

Time to Salsa


Tucking in ... A few members volunteered to prepare a Mexican homemade dinner for all those who love tortillas, tacos, fajitas, chilli con carne, guacamole, salsa, and many more. It was fun, with Mexican music, margaritas, tequila and Corona. Tolhurst Organic kindly offered their place at the Hardwick walled garden and the weather allowed us to dine outside in the beautiful setting.

Children’s Food Festival, Abingdon airfield


First of all a big Thank You! goes to all our volunteers at the Festival on 14-15 July:

Jackie Rawden
Sally Turnbull
Liz Wilding
Muryel Boulay.

Slow Food Oxon in Schools


Muryel Boulay kindly volunteered and visited Chandlings Manor School in Abingdon on their Food Day (8 June) with a presentation about Bread.

Launch of Slow Food Moldova Convivium


Thank you all for your help and support to open a new Convivium, in fact – to launch Slow Food in Moldova! The Leader held a presentation in Chisinau on 21 June in front of 45 people and more than 20 decided to join Slow Food Moldova. The National Museum for Ethnography and Natural History of Moldova kindly offered their best hall for the event, in a fantastic setting.

A truly Slow holiday

We have just spent a magical eight days visiting the Saxon villages of Transylvania. A fascinating area where life moves with the seasons and at the pace of the farm animals in a way that took us back to medieval times. The tour was expertly organised and guided by Jim Turnbull of Adept – a charitable foundation that is working to preserve this wonderful way of life before it is too late.