Deeply Rooted Film Screening

Learn more about seed saving, the Ark of Taste and Slow Food Columbus‘s commitment to biodiversity! “Deeply Rooted” is the story and celebration of John Coykendall, a renowned heirloom seed saver, master gardener at Blackberry Farm, and a champion of biodiversity and the Ark of Taste. The film, produced by Christina Melton for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and distributed this fall by American Public Television, introduces us to the life-story of John and celebrates saving our seeds and stories. In addition, we will sample red beans and rice provided by Camellia Beans. Red beans and rice are one of America’s great heritage dishes: delicious, egalitarian and centuries-old. Historically served

Congrats to the 2017 Snailblazer Award recipient: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Last night, Shagbark Seed & Mill owners Brandon Jaeger and Michelle Ajamian arrived at Rockmill Tavern for a five‐course dinner featuring their organic beans and grains. What they didn’t know is that the dinner was not simply a celebration of the staple foods they source, mill, and distribute throughout Ohio—but an evening honoring their commitment to good, clean, and fair food. At the end of the meal, Slow Food Ohio Governor Bear Braumoeller presented Jaeger and Ajamian with the Snailblazer Award, which recognizes pioneering contributions to the sustainable food system. It is designed to draw attention to an individual or organization whose dedication to transforming the food system capture

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