3rd Annual Slow Food Saturday Event on September 22
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Yet another harvest season is on our doorstep!
Aren't you waiting for an interesting and meaningful event to happen?
We, at the Schoolhouse, are happy to host our 3rd annual charity event Slow Food Saturday on Saturday September 22nd. On that day, there will be local chestnut harvesting classes, local rainbow trout raising classes, an orchard walk activity and several food demonstrations showcasing traditional ways of cooking and, of course, using a variety of local plants.
We are honored to work with the Beijing Slow Food Convivium this year to encourage more people to learn about Slow Food and why Slow Food is so important to our daily life. The Schoolhouse will donate all proceeds to the Slow Food Beijing Convivium this year.
We will be offering a free shuttle bus around the 4 villages of Mutianyu, Tianxianyu, Beigou and Xinying on the day of event (please find the time table below). But if you are keener to rent a bicycle to explore around, we will also have our Bicycle Rental Partner, Bicycle Kingdom, renting bikes for a fee, please be sure to reserve your bike before the event on http://www.bikebeijing.com/slowfoodsaturday.html. They will bring the bikes to Mutianyu. IN this way, we are helping to facilitate bike rentals for the day's event. But, please be aware that YOU need to pre-arrange the bike rental.
Departure from Beijing Trek Store
Arrival in Roadhouse
Chestnut harvest class (Beigou-Tianxianyu)-Guide: Ms Zhan Lijie, staff ecologist, Schoolhouse
Orchard Walk (Mutianyu - Beigou)-Guide: Mr Zuo Yongjie, Agriculture Specialist, Schoolhouse
11:30-13:30 lunch time
Tian Xianyu: Zhen Zhuwan Nong jia yuan -local food Demo
Shun Tong Yuchi -local rainbow trout cooking Demo
Beigou: Beigala -Fried Yuanxiao making demo
Farmer Mrs Li -corn milling and corn pie making demo
Xiao Lumian -noodle demo(11:40-12:00 & 13:00-13:20) local folk music through lunch time
Dancing lady in Tian Xianyu and Beigou
Honey bee cultivation garden demonstration (Tianxianyu)
Rainbow Trout fish class (Tianxianyu)
Doufu making demonstration(Roadhouse)
Organic cucumber picking and taste on site
Local fruit sale by local farmers
Shuttle bus schedule:
Remarks: Roadhouse is in between Beigou, Mutianyu and Tianxianyu. The bus stop will be at each village town hall, bus can stop on the way if guests are willing to be dropped off.
||Tianxiany bus stop-ShunTong fish class
Roadhouse-Mutianyu(Orchard Walk entrance)
|Tianxianyu bus station-Beehive
bus station to
||TianxianyuBeehive-Shuntong fish class
Download above schedule here
Download map here
Rmb240: includes Slow Food membership, Slow Food T-Shirt, whole set of food chits (valued as Rmb35), and bus to and from Beijing (from Chao Yang trek store). Payment will be collected on the bus to Mutianyu.
Rmb200 (for slow food member only): includes Slow Food T-Shirt, whole set of food chits (valued as Rmb35), and bus to and from Beijing (from Chao Yang trek store). Payment will be collected on the bus to Mutianyu.
Rmb170: includes Slow Food membership, Slow Food T-Shirt, whole set of food chits (valued as Rmb35). Payment will be collected upon arrival at reception table.
Rmb130 (for slow food member only): includes Slow Food T-Shirt, whole set of food chits (valued as Rmb35). Payment will be collected upon arrival at reception table.
Children under 4 years old will be free, but do not receive a gift bag (t-shirt, food chits, bus), if the child requires a separate seat on the bus, then the cost will be Rmb80/pax
Should you be interested in being a sponsor, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As the host organization The Schoolhouse is providing administration, coordination, venue, & other items at no charge.