I attended Johnson & Wales University and received my BA in Culinary Nutrition. I have always been passionate about good quality food that heals mind and body. I love cooking healthy, nutritious food for others. I’ve recently become more involved in organic farming, growing high quality, nutrient dense ingredients and just returned from a WWOOF experience in Hawaii. I also love traveling—trying new foods, meeting new people and seeing beautiful places from around the world. Some of my other hobbies include yoga, painting, reading and knitting.
Elizabeth’s projects include: the Ark of Taste in School Gardens program, assisting with hands on school garden and cooking workshops for Slow Food Denver, help with coding and updating the school garden website, and developing resources for our program like flash drives for conferences.
San Diego, CA native, raised in Mexico, Yari’s passion for natural food and education came from picking up figs from her grandma’s garden and buying fresh fruit and veggies on the streets of Tijuana. Living on a Kibbutz in Israel and working on the land, brought her an even deeper understanding and appreciation for agriculture, nutrition and communal living. Currently coordinating the Lafayette English classes program for Intercambio De Comunidades and starting her internship with Slow Foods, Yari hopes to spread literacy and food education to communities around the world. An old desire re-awaken by a recent backpacking trip to India and Nepal.
Yari’s projects include: event planning for the School Garden Spring Break Conference in Charlotte, NC in April, planning company work days in Denver school gardens, helping with the Slow Food Planet App for Denver, some communications and social media, and Spanish translation.
I recently graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in International Studies and Spanish. My love for the slow food movement began in high school when I learned what industrial food production really is and the devastating consequences it has on our health and the environment. I believe that food can be positioned as a solution to many issues facing society and am passionate about making healthy food available to everyone. In my spare time, I love exploring the Colorado outdoors, hiking, cooking, reading, travel and practicing yoga.
Hannah’s projects include: the Global Garden Exchange international email pen pal program, the Eat Local Challenge campaign/fundraiser for Slow Food Denver, and some work with Salesforce, garden google map, and our Flickr photo library.