Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


95 bFM Greendesk in association with Framework ( present Grow ‘n Show at Kelmarna Organic Gardens, 12 Hukanui Crescent, Herne Bay, Auckland on Feb 14th from 11am-3pm!

The purpose of Grow ‘N Show is to encourage our communities to get growing produce, get cooking/ baking/walking/cycling, and have a go at living a bit more sustainably. Slow Food Waitakere has been invited to participate and spread the word, so I will be there and I would love to have some company/support. If any of you is interested to come along please let me know (email: , or tel 814 8993) and we will have a slot at around 13:00. Otherwise just come along for the fun.

The show will feature speakers & presentations, live music, and refreshments - all in a family-friendly environment. There will also be judging in the following categories of home grown and home made produce;

Peas & Beans; Garlic & Onions; Roots & Tubers (potatoes, carrots etc); Fruiting Bodies (e.g. tomatoes, courgettes, eggplant, pumpkin, cucumber); Sundry (from cabbages to kings!); Summer Fruit; Lookey-Likey (covers all categories)

Cakes; Biscuits; Preserves/ Conserves; Cordials; Sundry; Novelty

There’ll be awards for the best heritage fruit/ vegetable; biggest pumpkin/ root vegetable/ marrow/ fruiting body; sweetest tasting and best looking produce; longest bean and most deformed vegetable.

All items must be displayed on a paper plate or similar, maximum 30 cm diameter. There’s a limit of 10 entrants per category. All entrants need to get their stuff to Kelmarna by 9.30am on the day of the event.


This is a walk to/ cycle to/ bus to event. There is no parking provided at the site. Please leave doggies at home too.


For more event info and a full list of speakers contact

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