Slow Food South Bay Leadership Team
Scott Vanderlip, Chair: is a Los Altos Hills backyard chicken farmer and bee keeper. I have always been into backyard gardening, the environment and keeping myself healthy by healthy food options. Many of our problems we face today with basic declining health of humans and the troubled planet can be traced back to poorly thought out food decisions. For years, I have been promoting everything from school gardens, chicken coop tours to neighborhood farm stands to reconnect humans back to local and sustainable agriculture that we all need to rediscover in our lives.
Scott’s two-year term is 2017/2018.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Jessica Campbell, Vice-Chair: Slow Food is a passion Jessica grew up with, practices in her urban homesteading, and preaches in her day job as a nutritional therapist. Using food as medicine, Jessica sees the importance of growing food, cooking food, and celebrating food for the health of the individual, our community, and our planet. Jessica blogs about using traditional, heritage recipes, and preventative medicine. Her focus is the healthy bacteria that lives in the soil, nourishes our food, and populates our body with good health. She is a huge advocate and fan of small farms, holistic land management, artisinal food producers, and the people who value paying a fair price for quality food.
Jessica is on her second two-year term, 2016/2017.
Dagmar Logie – Treasurer
Slow Food’s principles resonate with Dagmar, who spent her childhood during a time when food was scarce and families relied on locally grown food. Pulling fresh carrots from the community garden, picking cherries off a farmer’s tree, gathering wild mushrooms in the woods were formative childhood memories. Similar opportunities need to be created, especially in our sub/urban environments, where the knowledge about the source of food is usually absent. Dagmar also considers it important to pass on family traditions of food and cooking, as it represents our cultural heritage. Preparing meals with fresh ingredients and sharing them with family and friends over conversation is one of life’s most satisfying and simplest pleasures.
Ann Duwe – Secretary:
Ann Duwe is a seasoned writer, photographer, travel planner and tour manager. She joined Slow Food in 1999 during a trip to Italy’s Piedmont region, home of Slow Food’s international headquarters. By chance she arrived there during that year’s Slow Cheese expo. A day tasting beautiful artisanal cheeses converted her from member to Slow Food advocate. She began attending Slow Food events locally in 2001 and has been part of the leadership team since 2007, where her specialty is farm tours and events. She also makes piecrust from scratch and often plans meals around produce available in her backyard garden.
Ann’s two-year term is: 2017/2018
Email: secretary AT slowfoodsouthbay.org
Board Member at Large:
- Monica Schwenke
- Hillie Salo
- Jessie Herr
- Judee Humburg
- Peter Ruddock