Apparently, Slow Food USA is having a special membership drive right now and is offering memberships for $ 25 (or of you want to donate more). If you are here in the US, check out their campaign at http://www.slowfoodusa.org/JoinTheFoodFight5 Slow Food organizes nice food events from time to time, like get together at farmers markets, hold cooking classes at restaurants, and develop school gardens. But more importantly, they support local farmers and advocate for better school lunches and more sustainable food systems among politicians. Admittedly, I have attended few of these events I joined about a year ago (I blame my intense travel schedule last year), but it is definitely an important organization so I encourage everyone to join! There is nothing so central to our health and environment as food, nor are few things so enjoyable and social!