Slow Food Yolo Convivium

The Slow Food Yolo Convivium is run by co-leaders Joyce Hardi and Dorothy Peterson with the help of a Steering Committee. If you would like to help organize events for Slow Food Yolo, please contact us and let us know you wish to help. All of our events are volunteer-run.


Joyce Hardi and Dorothy Peterson.

Joyce Hardi served for years on the Slow Food Yolo steering committee and is the longtime professional bookkeeper for the organization. She has been involved with Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork, and was a parent volunteer with the garden & waste recycling program at Pioneer Elementary School in Davis.

Dorothy Peterson is a cofounder of Davis Farm to School, multiple award winner for her community and school environmental work, and a former longtime elementary school teacher. Classroom gardens and waste reduction are her specialty areas.

Steering Committee:

Melanie Bajakian, Buckhorn Restaurant Group

Moyra Barsotti, Secretary, Capay Organic and Farm Fresh to You

Jamie Buffington, Development Director, Davis Farm to School Connection

Rachael Levine, Chef Consultant

Kristy Levings, Cache Creek Meat Company

Nicole Salengo, Berryessa Gap Winery

Nicole Sturzenberger, UC Davis Olive Center


One thought on “Slow Food Yolo Convivium

  1. Hello Slow Food Yolo,
    I am in the process of putting together a Bountiful Harvest weekend at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg Ca, Set for October 13,14, 2012.
    This event will include active Farmers from Our recently developed Group, know as Sacramento River Delta Grown Association. See
    Along with the promotion of this event, I would like to have a on site nutritionist.
    I will have a Farmers Market set up inside and out, with the farmers promoting their fresh commodities.
    I would love to have such expects, as yourself’s to share in our event.
    Please contact me as time permits to discuss.

    Thank You,
    Kevin Mallett
    Backyard Basic Gardens
    916 753-5109

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