May 25, 2010
Connecting Project Immerses Local Students in Global Projects
In conjunction with Cittaslow Sonoma Valley and Cittaslow International, the youth philanthropy program entitled The Connecting Project has formally chosen Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Wukro White Honey Project as the recipient of its global philanthropy project.
The youth are also doing a philanthropy project for the Sonoma community, planting pollinator trees to attract bees and other pollinators and increase community focus on local food production. This is in conjunction with the scientific “Waterboxx” project that has global implications for climate change, water conservation, and food production, and that is part of Cittaslow Sonoma Valley’s Pollinator Stewards Collaborative.
The Pollinators project will be an international model for raising visibility about the importance of pollination and encouraging more locally based food production. The youth also chose a philanthropy project for their school that includes a creek restoration project in partnership with the Sonoma Ecology Center.