When I sent out the invitation for the kick-off meeting of the Slow Food GCTV show, I didn’t know what to expect. It was entirely possible that I would end up at a meeting with my husband and sister – talented people, to say the least, but not quite an entire volunteer force. Instead, the Green Bean conference room filled with an amazing group of people with a diverse set of skills and interests. We have people experienced in film and editing, music and art, cooking and gardening and even a Spanish teacher!
Together we put together a list of show topics that could easily fill a season. Among the many ideas were:
- A blind taste-testing of local organic versus conventional foods
- The Wellness Policy
- Edible Schoolyards
- Slow Food at home
- A student food-related film competition
- Multicultural food within our community
- Farm to kitchen cooking shows
- Food and cooking for spiritual and physical health
While we have a great group together, this is certainly a more-the-merrier situation. In addition to on-site volunteers for filming days, we would also like to have a volunteer to find and approach people and businesses to sponsor episodes (i.e. help pay for the show in exchange for a panel of recognition at the beginning and end of the episode) as well as volunteers to do a little research here and there. Even an hour or two a month of volunteer time could go a long way to making this show a success!
Please contact Sarah Jones with ideas, feedback and for more information: ThoughtForFood@bellsouth.net.