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Saturday: Slow Food Extravaganza, Featuring Chefs Daniel Ramos (Market 17) and Michael Wagner (Lola's on Harrison)

Kevin Krejci
In appreciation of food that doesn't come from a Sysco truck, comes Saturday's Slow Food extravaganza. It features Daniel Ramos of the soon-to-open-in Fort-Lauderdale Market 17 and local celebrity Michael Wagner, as well as bees, worms and yoga.

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What: Growing Green Communities-Sprouting Ideas for a Green Table is part of a Slow Food National Day of Action to encourage building sustainable communities and food systems. On site will be cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs: Chef Daniel Ramos-Market 17 and Chef Michael Wagner-Lola's on Harrison and four panel discussions; Gardening in Small Spaces, Rain Barrels, Worms! and the Buzz on Bees.

Exhibits include:
Farm Fresh Urban Farmers, 

Green Mission-FAU, Heritage Poultry/Coffey House Farm, Kids Ecology

Corps, Localecopia , Palm Beach Beekeepers, Pine Jog Environmental

Education Center, Pine Jog Elementary, Sierra Club, Slow Foods Ark of

Taste, Tropical and rare fruit, Slow Food in Schools, Surfrider, and

Worms! Vital -Earth. There will also be LEEDS tours and Pine Jog Forest

tours as well as planting tables, stories and yoga for children.

Communal lunch is sponsored by Whole Foods. Keynote by Mario

Yanez-Greater Everglades Foodshed, Florida Food Policy Council &

founder of the Earth Learning Center.

When: Saturday, September 25, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Where: Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and School, 6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33415.

Admission is $10 for adults $5 for children under 12 and includes lunch. Parking is free.

Who: The Slow Food Glades to Coast Chapter presents this event in

partnership with Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and School.

Sponsor is Whole Foods. Slow Foods USA is part of an international

non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a way of living and a way

of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of

members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a

commitment to community and the environment.

The Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is one of the oldest nature

centers in the nation serving over 25,000 students, 750 teachers and

12,500 adults/families annually from Palm Beach County and surrounding

counties. For further information please contact Diane Campion,


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