Slow Food

In early 2019, community members passionate about good food met to set up the official Slow Food Community of Mpophomeni Food Conservation.

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. The food production and consumption systems most common today are harmful to the earth, to its ecosystems and to the peoples that inhabit it.  Everyone can contribute to Good, Clean and Fair food through their choices and individual behaviour.

Mpophomeni Objective:  To support small scale organic farming in the greater Mpophomeni area, to improve food security, to prevent the loss of traditional food culture and to inspire residents to live healthier lives.

Our Commitment:

  • Promote organic, regenerative cultivation
  • Work together in the African tradition of ilima
  • Organise one seed sharing event each year
  • Celebrate Terra Madre Day in our community
  • Develop unique products using indigenous or invasive plants
  • Support small producers to access local markets

Slow Food Community of Mpophomeni will work towards having one or more products in the Ark of Taste.  Starting with the development of an indigenous tea. We will promote traditional foods, by teaching others how to prepare these foods. We will promote the use of wild greens as a nutrient-dense, free food source and assist others to identify these plants.

Founding members are: Ntombenhle Mtambo, Spha Mabaso, Nhlakanipho Nzimande, Penz Malinga, Lindiwe Phikwane, Naledi Majola, Sabelo Xaba

Contact spokesperson Spha Mabaso at: