Convivial Pursuits: SFSTL’s Monthly Meet Ups


Slow Food St. Louis is pleased to announce the 2017 Convivial Pursuit – our monthly meet-up of members and friends featuring a selection of educational events and the occasional film that will whet your appetite for local, sustainable food, and will bring out the activist in you as well.

Convivial Pursuit will be held on the second Tuesday of the month April-November at 7:00pm. at Rooster on South Grand- 3150 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO. The cost is a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ Small Farm Biodiversity Microgrant Program, which has given more than $67,000 to local farmers over the past seven seasons.

 June

Eating Local Circa 1800

Tuesday, June 13th, 7 p.m. at Rooster on South Grand

3150 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO, Just south of Arsenal

Join Historical Reenactor Brandon Cupp and Horticulturalist and Forager David Campbell for a conversation about the foods locals ate in the early 1800’s when Lewis and Clark were exploring this wilderness. Brandon Cupp often cooks meals over a campfire with foraged and wild ingredients with the 1812 Illinois Ranger Reenactors. David Campbell forages for tasty edibles throughout the region. Come learn their secrets for eating well without grocery stores.

 

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MAY

The Sustainable Backyard Tour Preview

Tuesday, May 9th, 7 p.m. at Rooster on South Grand

3150 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO, Just south of Arsenal

 

At the crossroads of food, health and community, The Sustainable Backyard Tour celebrates the beauty of partnering with Nature.

Each year in June for the past seven years, yards throughout the St. Louis region have opened their gates to demonstrate a range of green living practices, from low-impact lawn care, composting and organic gardening to the use of renewable energy.

Join Founder Terry Winkelmann and two exemplary hosts, beekeeper Scott Klein and urban homesteader Dmitri Kabargin, for a rousing conversation about how our  backyards fit into the bigger picture. Pick up some ideas for eco-fitting your yard and learn how making more sustainable choices can help grow a healthier world.

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APRIL

Greg Kiger: A Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Eating GregKiger

Tuesday, April 11th @7 p.m. at Rooster on South Grand

3150 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO, Just south of Arsenal

Join Slow Food St. Louis at our inaugural 2017 monthly Convivium gathering at Rooster restaurant on South Grand. This month’s program, “A Cancer Survivor’s Guide to Eating” features Greg Kiger, a film-maker, documentarian, food revolutionary, and cancer survivor. His mission these days is to help everyone learn what he learned the hard way – what to eat to foster health and reduce suffering.

Come hear his inspiring message about what to eat and catch a preview at his website:

http://www.what2eat.tv/#mission

Then, author, grower, and natural living philosopher Crystal Stevens will briefly share where to get your good food prescription filled in our region.

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