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Snail in the Park 2009
A Slow Food Minnesota Summer Potluck and Lecture Series

Each potluck picnic has a guest speaker who lives out the Slow Food ideals in his or her daily life.

The picnics took place at the picnic shelter at Hidden Falls Park in Saint Paul.

First picnic: Sunday, June 14, 4 – 7 p.m.
Gardening from backyard to balcony

• Derek Hook discussed container gardening on the condo balcony, and Laura Frerichs of Loon Organics discussed backyard gardening.

Ken Schacher at the check-in table

Naomi Karstad and her husband Fred Stenborg organized the event.

Derek Hook talks about his high-yield condo balcony.

Laura Frerichs of Loon Organics relates her organic farming experience to growing vegetables on a smaller scale.

Second picnic: Sunday, August 16, 4 – 7 p.m.
Charcuterie with Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips, who is known for the house-cured meats he serves at The Craftsman, talked about all-things curing and sausage making and provided samples.

Mike Phillips and sons

At the grill, Fred Stenborg and Michael Platt

Dry-cured fennel salami made from Hidden Stream pork

Dry-cured coppa, aged for three months, made from Hidden Stream pork

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