Project Abstract


The Slow Movement is a culture revolt that dates back to 1986. The movement was a way to counteract US food imperialism. In this essay, I show examples of how the slow movement philosophy can create a deeper relationship between the plate and the person. Whether one is gardening or networking between consumer or producer groups, it's important to make sure that the food we produce and consume is healthy and the people behind the produce are treated fairly as well.

In my video and in my essay, I demonstrate how the slow food movement can ignite a curiosity for our backyard garden. What one might find that there are many things that one can grow in their own backyard. The plant might possess more than one quality that can prove useful to us.

Thinking Forward - Challenges & Solutions

How deeply do you think about your food?


I challenge you and myself to seek out food that is GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR...

  • GOOD: a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;
  • CLEAN: food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.


When was the last time you bought fast food?

Do you know anyone who has their own backyard garden?


Poster (click image to expand)

Reflective Essay


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San Diego, CA 92093
United States